!!> Reading ➳ The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings ➬ Author Anna Llenas – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings This Sensitive Book Encourages Young Ones To Open Up And Discuss How They Feel, Even When Their Thoughts Are Confusing ParentsWe Teach Toddlers To Identify Colors, Numbers, Shapes, And Letters But What About Their Feelings By Illustrating Such Common Emotions As Happiness, Sadness, Anger, Fear, And Calm, This Sensitive Book Gently Encourages Young Children To Open Up With Parents, Teachers, And Daycare Providers And Kids Will LOVE The Bright Illustrations And Amazing D Pop Ups On Every Page


About the Author: Anna Llenas

Anna Llenas es licenciada en Publicidad y Relaciones P blicas por la Universitat Aut noma de Barcelona y graduada en Dise o Gr fico por la Escuela Llotja Tambi n tiene formaci n en Psicolog a Anal tica y un postgrado en Arteterapia Pas los primeros a os trabajando como dise adora y directora de arte en las agencias Bassat Ogilvy Mather y Publicis Casadevall Pedre o Pero un d a, decidi dejar el mundo de la publicidad para emprender un rumbo propio, m s art stico y personal Desde entonces, dise a productos originales, escribe e ilustra libros e imparte cursos de creatividad y emociones.



10 thoughts on “The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings

  1. says:

    This book is engaging from the very front cover, and this only increases with the pop up element When I read this together with a group of friends, we had a lengthy discussion before we even opened the book about whether there were four monsters or one with different personalities, and therefore able to begin to make predictions about what might happen Children might enjoy doing the same Indeed, on the final page the story doesn t explicitly spell out how the monster feels so children can hav This book is engaging from the very front cover, and this only increases with the pop up element When I read this together with a group of friends, we had a lengthy discussion before we even opened the book about whether there were four monsters or one with different personalities, and therefore able to begin to make predictions about what might happen Children might enjoy doing the same Indeed, on the final page the story doesn t explicitly spell out how the monster feels so children can have fun guessing and questioning what it feels like to be in love The format of the book allows for a conversation with children about managing their feelings putting them into bottles and discussing why they might be feeling a particular emotion As a group, we discussed the interesting allocation of colour to the different emotions Children who are particularly struggling could simply assign themselves a colour for their feeling However, I wonder how useful this colour allocation is, as some children might have a favourite colour associated with a negative emotion Overall, I really appreciate how this book tackles the tricky issue of engaging with our different emotions using fun, child centred characters It is written in a very clever way, so that children of all ages can understand and engage with the text I think it could be used with children from Nursery all the way through Primary School


  2. says:

    Text 1 starIllustrations 4 starsLove the collage y illustrations of this picture book, but the text has some troubling issues While it is vital to teach children to identify their emotions, it is just as important to help them understand that it is normal to feelthan one single emotion at a time, even about the same thing person idea further, labeling emotions with specific colors doesn t work as a one size fits all solution, since color is a very personal experience people feel v Text 1 starIllustrations 4 starsLove the collage y illustrations of this picture book, but the text has some troubling issues While it is vital to teach children to identify their emotions, it is just as important to help them understand that it is normal to feelthan one single emotion at a time, even about the same thing person idea further, labeling emotions with specific colors doesn t work as a one size fits all solution, since color is a very personal experience people feel very differently about the same color Telling children that blue is sadness will confuse children who experience blue as tranquility, or power, or curiosity, or any number of other emotions This book goes so far as to tell children how to experience certain emotions When you re sad, you hide and want to be alone.While that is one way to feel sadness, there are so many others ways to be sad, and so many other behaviors to express sadness So I think this book does a disservice to childrenthan teaching them anything about emotions


  3. says:

    Fantastic first book on emotions


  4. says:

    I picked this up and bought it before I had finished reading this book A little, highly accessible exploration into different feelings that a child can experience and associating them with colours not only teaches children that having these feelings is normal but also that through the rather wonderful little girl you never need to be alone when you re experiencing them The colour monster, at first, has no way of organising his thinking or feelings and it takes a wiser,reflective hand, I picked this up and bought it before I had finished reading this book A little, highly accessible exploration into different feelings that a child can experience and associating them with colours not only teaches children that having these feelings is normal but also that through the rather wonderful little girl you never need to be alone when you re experiencing them The colour monster, at first, has no way of organising his thinking or feelings and it takes a wiser,reflective hand, to sort them out and guide him through them Yet, as the girl, as narrator, guides us through Llenas wonderful mixed media pop up collages, we find ourselves using both pictures and words to understand these complex emotions


  5. says:

    This children s book is so cute and colourful Being an ESL teacher, I am so glad to have gotten my hands on this book The language is simple and well thought out This is a great book to teach young students about their emotions Definitely going to be using this in my classroom


  6. says:

    Wow, what a monster of a book Using colours to show different feelings to children, with wonderful pop up illustrations This is a must read Thanks for the recommendation Olivia.H and Mat Tobin.


  7. says:

    Great story about our emotions and the colors that often represent them.


  8. says:

    A fun read aloud at Barnes and Noble I love books that teach children about their emotions.


  9. says:

    I m not sure if it s common, but my five almost six year old son has huge emotional blowouts We are trying to read him different books to help him control his temper I found this book to be really good The language they use is super easy for him to understand, plus it s a pop up book And who doesn t like pop up books


  10. says:

    I m not particularly fond of monsters Well, what I mean is monster stories and all the stuff n nonsense that goes along with scary, hairy stuff But I recently had the opportunity to snag two or three monster books written for the very young, and I have been delightfully surprised.In Anna Llenas The Color Monster A Pop up Book of Feelings there is a wonderful presentation in page after page of engaging pop ups that children will absolutely love They virtually leap off the page.What is dou I m not particularly fond of monsters Well, what I mean is monster stories and all the stuff n nonsense that goes along with scary, hairy stuff But I recently had the opportunity to snag two or three monster books written for the very young, and I have been delightfully surprised.In Anna Llenas The Color Monster A Pop up Book of Feelings there is a wonderful presentation in page after page of engaging pop ups that children will absolutely love They virtually leap off the page.What is doubly nice about the book is the simplistic drawings Just picture in your mind how a child would draw a scary monster Well, that is much the way these drawings are And the way this fun book takes the scary out of our feelings of sadness blue , anger red , fear black , happiness yellow , calm green , and that sweet pink feeling of love is artistically unique.Delightful monsters and delightful illustrations that kiddies will love.About the author illustrator Anna Llena has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Master in Art Therapy from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona A Diploma in Graphic Design from the Llotja School of Barcelona and Formed in Graduate Creative Illustration by Eina School in Barcelona Professionally she works as author and illustrator of books as an art therapist.DISCLOSURE I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review from Sterling Publishing Opinions are mine and I was not compensated


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