Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Theo's Mood by Maryann Cocca-Leffler....Review & Giveaway!

I have a great book for children to tell you about today that helps them to put a name to feelings....Theo's Mood by Maryann Cocca-Leffler.  Here is the scoop...

It's Mood Monday and Miss Cady's class is sharing how they feel after the weekend. But Theo doesn't know whether he's in a good mood or a bad mood. He has a new baby sister and he isn't just happy like Eric who got a new bike or sad like April who lost her dog. As Theo's classmates discuss all their feelings, he realizes he's not in a good mood or a bad mood—he's all those things!

As  mom to three, I know it can be a real challenge for children to understand and put a name to their feelings.  Theo's Mood does a wonderful job of naming  a variety of feelings (happy, proud, jealous afraid to name a few) and it does an excellent job using life events a child can relate with to match up with those feelings (new bike, getting a  home run, sister winning a prize and lost in the mall).  Something I particularly enjoyed while reading this to my 4 year old daughter was the fact that Theo is not just one feeling but a jumble of them.  The birth of his new sister has him jealous, sad, happy, proud and more all at the same time....this helps kids to understand that feelings are not so "cut and dry".  This book is an excellent resource for helping children understand their feelings and opening up the lines of communication.  Additionally, this book would make a wonderful gift for a new big sibling as it addresses the feelings that come with no longer being the "baby" of the family.

To order Theo's Mood visit the publisher's website HERE.

I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of Theo's Mood.  Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

32 comments:

michelle r said...

We love reading at night in bed!

Janet W. said...

We love to read on the sofa!

Anita Yancey said...

We like to sit close in a big blue chair in our living room.

Bertha Wilson said...

I love reading to my grand-kids in their Papa's big cozy recliner.

Gayle S said...

We love reading cuddled up on the couch or in bed.

Hifam said...

We love reading on the big recliner.

Sandra VanHoey said...

We read on the living room sofa and also while they are laying in bed at night before they go to sleep

Puddles and Poop said...

We read everywhere!! We read on the floor, the couch, on beds, on the floor next to beds, at the table...everywhere!

Erin K. (erinknack08@yahoo.com)

OmahaCouponClipper said...

Anywhere! We usually read on the couch or beds!

TemporaryWaffle said...

I like to read to my lil one, curled up on the couch!

Michelle said...

We read in the nursery to our kids.

Elizabeth Harrison said...

Reading is great anywhere and everywhere!

nickieisis3 said...

we love reading on our sofa

sweepmom said...

I like reading to my son on our comfy sofa.

McKim said...

I like to snuggle up with my grandson in the recliner.

Emily Wells said...

I like reading my kids bedtime stories in their rooms. :)

carol said...

my daughter reads with the twins in their room with them sitting on either side of her

Melissa said...

I read to all 3 of my kids, huddled together on the couch.

Diane52 said...

We love to read every night before bedtime-in my son's room.
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

latanya t said...

in the bed

sweetsue said...

When my grandchildren visit we all pile in bed and read!
Susan Chester

Nicole Newby said...

We love to read in our rocking chair!

Renee G said...

We love to cozy up on the couch in our family room.

Sue Hull said...

When I read to my niece we're all comfy in my recliner.Thank you :)

Sue Hull said...

I shared the giveaway on Pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/259308891018715594/

Melissa said...

We snuggle up together on the couch, or in my bed and read together. We have been reading the same book now for about six months though, lol. I may have picked one that was to long!

Shelley P said...

Our favorite spot is cuddling on the couch reading.

Jillian T said...

We have a window seat that is always sunny and perfect for reading.

Jennifer said...

We love reading all snuggled up in our living room!

Susan Smoaks said...

i like to read on the couch

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Renee Walters said...

We love reading cuddled up on the couch or in bed. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Brittani Karma Adams said...

we like to read at night in bed cuddled together :)