Join our young friends as they talk about the things that make them jealous -- how they behave when feeling jealous and what they do when a friend is jealous. The stories that these young friends share help young readers understand the confusing and upsetting feelings they may have when dealing with jealousy.
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Being JealousUser Review - Book Verdict
Gr 1-4-Universal emotions experienced through the eyes and hearts of youngsters. Anger is defined and explored through a series of vignettes that consider how and why children become angry and how they act on it. How it feels to be the recipient of someone else's anger is also discussed. Jealousy is handled in a similar way. This book does make some good points but becomes tedious and repetitive. In both titles, most pages include a paragraph or two of text and cartoons and/or photos of ethnically diverse children. Speech balloons accompany the full-color illustrations. Unfortunately, the dialogue seems forced. While these books will provide fodder for thought and discussion, visually there's too much happening. Althea Braithwaite's Feeling Jealous and Feeling Angry (both Gareth Stevens, 1998) have briefer texts and are more visually pleasing.-Peg Glisson, Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford, NY ...