What I Loved:
The illustrations throughout Yummy Me Feels So Good are children’s artwork. My daughter really enjoyed looking at each page and discussing the drawing. It was a lot of fun and a great addition to the book!
How I Felt:
Yummy Me Feels So Good has a great message for children, and adults really, about the different “Me’s” that we experience. They are all a part of who we are, and we can embrace them.
This book is targeted at ages 3-7, and I felt that the story fit that age range well. I read this with my daughter, who is 6, and it worked well for her.
The book isn’t really a story, it is more of a collection of emotions and actions that children can experience. It has short phrases about these, and the intention is to show the child that they are all okay to feel. My daughter struggled a little bit with this. The language was just a bit confusing at times, and we had to stop to discuss what that meant. I do enjoy discussing books with her, and it helps to reinforce what the story is trying to say, but we did have to stop a few times to understand the message.
The illustrations were absolutely wonderful. Each page is a little work of art. My daughter really enjoyed all the animals and trying to figure out what each one was doing! I loved the choice for each page!
Overall, I thought Yummy Me Feels So Good had a good message for children about the feelings that we have. It was easy to read with fun illustrations!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Yummy Me Feels So Good for children in pre-k through 1st grade. I think that children that enjoy other children’s artwork will really enjoy this book.
Where to Find This Book:
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Parents this book is a great way to explore and play with feelings together with your children. There are animal pictures that children can enjoy and talk about. This is a beautiful way for your children to make friends with their feelings and learn how to “play” with them. It’s also a way to encourage us to keep remembering and returning to positive and nurturing feelings and memories. This creates healthy neural networks in our brains. Something as simple as remembering an animal or happy feeling can change our whole body chemistry.
We can anchor happy feelings and memories in our neural networks by remembering them and “replaying” them to strengthen our “Happy Muscles”.
We probably all remember when we were young how feelings came and went quickly and didn’t “stick” so much. A simple belly laugh could easily erase feelings then and bring us back to joy and wonder.
This is the feeling of wonder and gratitude for just being alive. Watch as a child loses him or herself with an insect, animal, small pebble. or even a faraway star. They are lost in the feeling of wonder and joy. We can all remember that as our natural happy place we lived in when we were young. We can reclaim this when we give space to and appreciate our children’s silent moments of wonder and joy.
Just the Facts:
Yummy Me Feels So Good by Lion I Am
Page Count: 36 pages
Publisher: Funny Bird Production
Pub Date: January 1, 2020
The author Lion I Am lives on a beautiful island with lots of trees and animals. He likes quiet spaces in nature just like his animal friends. He enjoys talking to the turtles, dolphins and whales when they’re around.
Like the Lion he enjoys relaxing in nature and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals and that of the wind in the trees and bamboos. He especially loves the beach and the ocean surf. One of his favorite things is swimming in the strong waves in the ocean.
He loves playing with children and animals. They help him laugh at all his passing Me’s and his funny moods. The children and animals remind him to be grateful for life here on this beautiful Earth. Lion I Am loves to visit with teachers and children who read the Lion I Am books together and share their feelings and playfulness together.
The Funny Bird Productions mop top birds sing “All there is is Love, Love is all there is. Love is all there is, All you need is Love” They know the important things in life.
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