Tiger Days: A Book of Feelings

M.H. Clark, illus. by Anna Hurley. Compendium, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-946873-41-5
In this tender story, Clark compares powerful emotions to animals. Hurley illustrates in a gentle graphic style, rendering even the fiercer animals with an underlying softness. “On turtle days, I’m quiet./ On turtle days, I’m shy,” Clark writes, as a timid turtle shrinks into its bell-shaped shell. But “Bear Days” bring courage and strength: “No matter what the day might bring,/ I think I could do anything” and a purple rhino represents a “stubborn” state of mind. Clark reassures readers that, though their moods change, “I’m still me, I’m always me,/ no matter how I seem.” By observing and recognizing the feelings and related behaviors conveyed, readers may potentially better understand their own. Ages 3–6. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/24/2018
Release date: 03/01/2019
Genre: Children's
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