Format: Hardcover Picture book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? On the first page, bright yellow, are one happy Camper and one happy (as a) Clam. They are best friends, they love one another. Clam makes a big beautiful friend cake and Camper eats it all! Not sharing a crumb for Clam. Clam is so astounded that he enters the Blue Sad Book where the sad, out-of-tune trombone (Bwah-bwah) lives. Camper does not want to stay in this sad place so he enters the Red Angry Book with the Angry Red Wet Hen. Clam asks Camper why he is so angry, “I’m angry that I can’t make you happy and scared we won’t be friends anymore.” “I’m scared, too, Camper. Let’s go in here.” They enter The Green Scared Book where Scaredy Cat lives. In the end they enter the Feeling Book, full of Rainbow colors where everyone is happy. (maybe not wet hen…) The bright, colorful, oversize two-page illustrations, outlined in black, complement this emotion-filled book of feelings and friendship.
Anything you did not like about the book. No.
To whom would you recommend this book? This is a perfect book to illustrate feelings, emotions and friendship for young children, a stepping off point for discussions.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and child-care centers
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes!
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review
Date of review: 2/8/2019