Monday, November 18, 2013

When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman...Review & Flash Giveaway!

Today I am really excited to tell you about an excellent series of books for young children..."The Way I Feel".  There are 8 books in this excellent series by Cornelia Maude Spelman and they each do an incredible job of helping  children put a name to their feelings and giving them skills to cope with them.  I was a fan from the moment I read the first page of the first book.  All week long I will be sharing these books with you and there will be a giveaway for each so be sure to check back each day for a spotlight on a new "The Way I Feel" book.

Today I am featuring When I Feel Scared by Cornelia Maude Spelman and Illustrated by Kathy Parkinson.  Here is the scoop...

Children will recognize similar experiences in their own lives as this little bear describes feeling scared when he has a bad dream or his mother goes away. Eventually our hero realizes that it's OK to be scared sometimes, and there are ways he can help himself when he's frightened.

This book is exactly the type of story you want to share with the younger children in  your life (the recommended ages are 2-5 but I think the span could be more like 1-7).  The book shares common occurrences that can make a child feel scared through the actions of a cuddly, charming little brown bear.  From bad dreams to loud noises and even from the "somtimes I don't I don't know why" times, we see little bear feel frightened.  Even more importantly we see the little bear find ways to cope by telling someone how you feel, having a cuddle from someone or a stuffed animal.  The little bear also learns that sometimes feeling scared is a way to keep safe (like around an unfriendly animal or climbing high trees).  Cornelia Maude Spelman has created a wonderful book....one that helps a child put a name to their feelings, ways to cope and ask for help and the lesson that feeling scared is OK and a perfectly normal feeling.  I think every child should have this book in their library!  Pick up your copy today on the publishers website HERE.

I am so pleased to tell you that the publisher, Albert Whitman & Company is giving one lucky RBM reader a copy of When I Feel Scared.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck!  Hurry to get your entries in though....this is a FLASH giveaway and ends SOON! a Rafflecopter giveaway

41 comments:

Alita said...

My daughter.

slb3334 said...

I would like this for my nephew.

Terri R said...

My son would like this book.

workingmomwm said...

I would love to win this book for my little four-year-old. She's always afraid of something! :-(

Jessica Bumpus said...

My niece!

christina marie said...

my princess :)

OmahaCouponClipper said...

My son and daycare kids!

Anonymous said...

I would like to win this book for my nephew
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Merry

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

My kids. Probably mostly my 6 year old, who has a hard time identifying feelings sometimes, but I think my 9 and 3 year olds would enjoy it, too.

helpful heather said...

my godson!

Kathleen said...

I would love to win this for both my son and daughter.

Anonymous said...

grandchild

Autumn said...

My son

McKim said...

I would like to win this for my little grandson.

McKim said...

I would like to win this for my little grandson.

Heather said...

I would love to win this for my youngest son.

Nicole Lancaster said...

I am trying to win this book for my pre-school. I'm a preschool teacher and this would make a great addition to my classroom.

Nicole Lancaster said...

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Els and Adam said...

I would love it for my son

Els and Adam said...

I would love it for my son

joy2bmom said...

This would be for my son & daughter.

laurasloves said...

I would love to win this for my son and daughter.
Laurie Emerson
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Lisa Hollinger said...

I would like to win for my son

Tabitha said...

i'm trying to win for my daughter.
she's a bit of a scardy cat.
kayleefaith1228@aol.com

Daniel M said...

for me! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

sarahz13 said...

My two little ones I stay home with.

cindy jones said...

my three yr old son would love this

Beth Klocinski said...

I would like to win for my friend's daughter

Beth Klocinski said...

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Beth Klocinski said...

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Tarah M said...

I'd love to win this book for my sons.

Ann Barham said...

I would love to win this for my niece.

Teresa Thompson said...

My granddaughter.

Debbie L Benoit said...

I would love to win this for my children who are going through so much right now.

Jeremy said...

Would like to win for my 2 yr old nephew.

Diana said...

I would love to read with my granddaughters
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Sarah G. said...

I want to win for my daughter, Kira.

dawn0124 said...

for my preschool class.

Susan Smoaks said...

i want to win this for our son

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Melinda said...

I'd like to win it for my son.

Nellie Curry said...

would love it for my son

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