Children experience complex emotions just like adults. Helping children identify and express their feelings in a positive manner is important for their social-emotional learning, developing empathy, and building resilience. Feelings are neither good nor bad, they simply are. Kids need words to name their feelings, just as they need words to name all things in their world. The Way I Feel uses strong, colorful, and expressive images which go along with simple verses to help children connect the word and the emotion. Children will learn useful words giving parents, teachers, and caregivers many chances to open conversations about what's going on in their child's life. Recommended by parents, teachers, and mental health professionals, The Way I Feel is a valuable addition to anyone's library.
Janan Cain has been an illustrator for over thirty years. She wrote and illustrated Lost and Alone and cocreated The Way I Act with Steve Metzger. Her popular Way I children's picture books have over two million copies in print and have numerous awards.