From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1—The title of this book sets the tone immediately. A girl is sad, so she cries and she feels better. As her tears dry, the rainy sky brightens and a rainbow stretches across it. Laughing when she's happy, yelling when she's angry, sighing gently in a hammock when she's feeling peaceful—all of these expressions of her feelings make her feel better. Throughout the story, a puppy is her constant companion. The deceptively simple illustrations provide a comforting cohesiveness-the same girl and her companionable dog, the same patchwork flowers blooming, the wide sky above changing colors but still the sky—all reflect the message that it is safe and OK to have and express different feelings. Pair this book with Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry-Really Really Angry…
(Scholastic, 1999) or Aliki's Feelings
(HarperCollins, 1984), or let a child study each page while listening to the accompanying CD with its gentle guitar strums and subtle vocal harmonies.—Susan Moorhead, New Rochelle Public Library, NY
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About the Author
LAURIE BERKNER produces fun, sing-along music that helps kids learn. Laurie has released four different albumsWhaddaya Think of That?; Buzz, Buzz; Under a Shady Tree; and Victor Vito. She is featured on the Noggin show Jacks Big Music Show. She lives in New York City.