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Baby Happy Baby Sad (Leslie Patricelli board books) Board book – February 26, 2008
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My two-year-old is fascinated by emotions, and loves the pendulum sway of baby happy, baby sad...baby happy, baby sad. Of course you have to fill in the details and describe what's happening with your own words--that's the point of reading to children, isn't it?
I love this book, in particular, because it makes my child squeal with glee because he empathizes with the baby--like the baby in the book, mud makes him happy and shampoo makes him sad. Playing with the cat makes him happy; a fleeing cat (whose tail has been pulled) makes him sad, too. This baby, my child thinks, knows a thing or two about real baby emotions.
My only problem with the book is that it portrays nighttime as a scary abandonment--dark room, baby crying and reaching for daddy who is leaving baby alone in the crib = baby sad; morning with dad re-entering room makes baby happy. We read it with a different emphasis--when baby is sad in bed, daddy comes to help. When baby is happy in the morning, daddy comes to join him!
Even with this need for an editorial change that quiets, rather than heightens, nighttime anxiety, we all love this book. I rank it third to No no yes yes and quiet loud.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really great book for the beginnings of empathy and understand feelings for toddlers in themselves and expanding to others.Published 8 days ago by V. Attaway
My toddler and I love this book. It's simple to understand, not too long, or not too short. I think it's a good first step to help him recognize feelings in others.Published 11 days ago by Brianne Biancardi
I bought this because we love other books in this series. My issue with this book is some of the examples given are not things that make my daughter sad...they make her happy! Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
My toddler loves most of Leslie Patricelli's books. It's fun that these books have minimal words so you can make up the story as you go.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
nothing to read about..only pictures..got quite bored of itPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful book -- I love Leslie Patricelli books and I've purchased, I think, about half a dozen of them. I highly recommend them. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
I only give this one 4 stars because most babies love bath time and well... It says baby sad about thatPublished 8 months ago by Christina