Yell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings by Peggy Kruger Tietz, Ph.D.

yellshoutYell and Shout, Cry and Pout: A Kid’s Guide to Feelings

By Peggy Kruger Tietz, Ph.D.

Illustrated by Rebecca Layton

40 pages – ages 5+

Published by CreateSpace on March 25, 2013

This book is just what the title says – a (great) guide to emotions for children of all ages! As Dr. Tietz states in her Author’s Note at the back of the book, she “wrote this book as a guide…to help children learn about their emotions.” She goes over 8 main feelings – fear, anger, disgust, surprise, shame, sad, happy, and love. With stories and examples to go with each emotion, I can see how this book can be very helpful!

I like what Dr. Tietz says her book teaches (from her website)

1 . Identify the eight basic emotions,

2. Know the purpose of each emotion

3. Identify common situations that trigger them, so that you will be comfortable explaining emotions to children.

I think this book could really help kids learn about emotions and it was certainly written by an expert. Dr. Teitz has a Ph. D. in developmental psychology and has helped kids and families in all kids of situations. I like the way the book is formatted. There is a story about the emotion being talked about. The stories show an instance when you feel the emotion, let’s say, embarrassed. Then the next page, it says somethings you might do if you are embarrassed, and asks what you might do if you are embarrassed. Then, it shows some examples of things that might make you embarrassed, like, farting in public, or thinking a stranger was someone you know, and you say “Hi Sue!” and it’s really not Sue and then it asks you what might make you embarrassed. I like how the book asks questions to the reader. It is a good way to start talking about the subject. I like the simple illustrations. They are mostly black and white with a splash of color here and there and the colors match the emotion being talked about (for example, for sad, the guy’s sweater is blue, and so are the curtains of the window). As a kid, I know  there are other kids who sometimes have a problem figuring out what they are feeling or being able to say what they are feeling. I think books like this will help a lot.

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!


You can learn more about Dr. Kruger Tietz and her book by visiting her blog (click HERE). Like Dr. Tietz on Facebook (click HERE)!

Check out an adult’s opinion of this book! Sue Morris of Kid Lit Reviews reviewed this book (click HERE to see it)!

Categories: Age 1-5, Age 6-9

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21 replies

  1. Interesting and much needed. I have a series coming out about teaching children about their emotions also. They will be very different in flavour, and the message needs to go out there in as many ways

  2. Farting in public doesn’t embarrass me, but it sometimes embarrasses the Mom Person. And it amuses the kids. Whatever it takes to entertain. Kids do have a hard time getting a hold on their emotions. What are emotions anyway? This book sounds like a wonderful tool. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice, thoughtful review. Every school should have this book in the office, library, and nurses office.

  4. I think there are even some adults who are not so in touch with their emotions! This does sound a great help for kids. I like the title.

  5. It’s wonderful learning of various books that can help children deal with their emotions. Providing examples is great.

  6. What a neat idea! I hope they don’t say that’s what mum does when they see all the bad ones lol 😉

  7. Human emotions can be tricky. This book will be helpful. Doggie emotions are simpler. I am happy. I want a treat. I miss my mom. I want a treat. I am happy. I want a treat….

    Love and licks,

  8. Great book and review. Would have loved to reviewed it on my site. Love the subject matter. Nice pick.

  9. Oooh, very interesting. I teach this as well in the university: recognition/appraisal of emotions and emotion regulation. good to see there’s a book about it written for kids. 🙂

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