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Animals Have Feelings Too ~ Review with Excerpt

Animals Have Feelings, Too!
Exploring Emotions from A to Z
Written by Karen Lee Stevens
Illustrated by Teri Rider

Have you ever wondered what your pet is feeling?  If so you need to read Animals Have Feelings, Too! which explores the different emotions that you and your favorite pet just might be sharing.

Working through the alphabet from A to Z this is an excellent educational and entertaining book. The adorable illustrations of Sandy and Willow will delight children as they work their way through the alphabet of emotions.

This book is recommended for ages 4 and up.  One could almost view this book as an emotional dictionary for kids, for example R is for Relaxed -- Free of worry or anxiety.  The soft rumbling of Willow's purr helps me feel relaxed.

You now have a new tool to help your little reader learn their ABCs while they learn to understand their favorite pet at the same time.

I was provided a copy of this book by the author through PUYB in exchange for my honest review and tour participation.

About the Author:

Karen Lee Stevens is the founder and president of All for Animals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a compassionate world for animals and children through humane education and literacy programs that nurture the human-animal bond.

Karen is also an author and a Certified Humane Educator who, for the past 14 years, has given presentations to thousands of elementary school children and has helped them learn how to treat animals with love and respect.

In February, 2013, Karen launched ARF! (Animals + Reading = Fun!), a unique literacy program that gives children from all walks of life an opportunity to improve their reading skills and inspire them to become life-long readers by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs.

Her latest children’s picture book is Animals Have Feelings, Too! Exploring Emotions From A to Z.

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About the Book:
Title: Animals Have Feelings, Too!: Exploring Emotions From A to Z
Author: Karen Lee Stevens
Publisher: All for Animals
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Filled with humor and whimsical illustrations, this enchanting and educational A to Z guide takes young readers on a journey through the alphabet with a lovable Labrador retriever named Sandy, who shows kids that animals and people share many of the same feelings. From A is for Affectionate to Z is for Zonked, Animals Have Feelings, Too! helps children to understand and express their feelings and to treat animals with kindness and respect.

For More Information:
Animals Have Feelings, Too!: Exploring Emotions From A to Z is available at Amazon.
Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Book Excerpt:

Hi Kids,

My name is Sandy and I’m a yellow Labrador retriever. Most of the time, I’m a happy-go-lucky pup, but once in awhile, I feel lonely or grumpy, too. Just like you, I experience lots of different emotions (that’s a BIG word for feelings).

When I’m happy, I wag my tail and let out a soft ruff-ruff-ruff as if to say Let’s play!  When I’m annoyed or frightened, I may grumble and growl, meaning Back off, buddy! Stay away!

My feline friend, Willow, likes to remind me that I’m not perfect, but I love her anyhow.  And that’s why I’ve asked her to help me introduce you to my very favorite feeling words. I hope you’ll share them with your human family and, of course, your furry and feathered friends!