Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day

by Jamie Lee Curtis

Hardcover, 1998



Call number



HarperCollins (2007), Edition: 1st, 40 pages


A child's emotions range from silliness to anger to excitement, coloring and changing each day.

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LibraryThing member JulianneM
I gave this book four stars because it is a wonderful story about a little girl and her feelings on different days and for what reasons. She goes through every single feeling. This is a great book to use with children in the hospital setting because it explains how it is okay to feel every feeling
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that you are feeling. It makes children feel okay about what they are feeling and that it is okay to express these things. This is a great book to use with children in any setting but especially in the hospital.
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LibraryThing member eay2206
I own three of these books. They are great about teaching about feelings. The illustrations are wonderful and bright.
LibraryThing member whitneyharrison
This book covers all sorts of moods and emotions that everyone experiences day to day. It gives examples of why there are these emotions and why someone would feel that way. In the back you can make your own emotions by moving the eyes and the mouth to fit what you are feeling. Great for explaining
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why you feel the way you do.
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LibraryThing member alswartzfager
This book is about a little girl and all of her emotions that she encounters each day. There are thirteen different emotions ranging from happy,sad,sill, lonely and more. This book is adorable and I think all children would love it! It could bring a classroom discussion about how it is ok to have
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different emotions everyday, and to explain to children that we all feel different. This book also could bring a discussion about rhyming songs and words. At the end of the book there is a picture wheel and you get to turn it and the face makes a different expression for your mood. It would be fun to integrate this into an art project and each child could make their own "expression face". This book was illustrated by Laura Cornell.
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LibraryThing member chron002
This book is great to teach children about different feelings. There are several other similar books the author has written. The artist did an amazing job drawing elaborate pictures to represent the little girls different moods. At the end there is even a pinwheel where the children can show what
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type of mood they are in. I think the book would be good for children 1st to 3rd grade. I enjoyed the book and hope to read it to my class.
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LibraryThing member Sweetiesjm
This is another book that ranks high on my list. It is so fun to read because of how well the words flow together and rhyme. The pictures in this book are amazing and the kids faces are so well protryed.
LibraryThing member crdutton
This is one of my favorite books discussing moods. It can be read to help teach the lesson of being in certain moods throughout the day. Many moods are described in the story, such as feeling silly, mad, angry, upset, and more. Students love the pictures in this book and they can identify with the
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feelings that the little girl is feeling.
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LibraryThing member MarthaL
A zany refreshingly silly picture book written in rhyme that should be delight to read aloud to preschool through early elementary. But to get the full benefit of the very detailed illustrations a close-up examination is needed. The fifth page opens to be held vertically instead of horizonally and
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in this scene of a playgroud is a sign that explains the nature of the redheaded narrator. The sign reads: "Hyperactive straight-away." One day she feels silly, the next day she feels grumpy and mean, She is angry, she's joyful, she's confused, she's quiet. Then she is excited and cranky, lonely, then happy, then sad. The book
concludes with the statement that moods are something that happend each day but whatever the feeling are, they are okay.
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LibraryThing member mwflood
This was a wonderful book and I loved reading to my children. We enjoyed being strapped in for the emotional rollar coaster the female lead character took us on. Her feelings were expressed so clearly that you found yourself smiling on her good days and frowning on her not so good ones. I found
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myself laughing out loud at her silly moments and could completely see my kids doing the same thing. A great storytime book for young readers as well as using to teach rhyming words.
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LibraryThing member reecek
This book allows your child to put a word to that emotion they are feeling. Your child will be able to make personal connections to the text and things that they feel on a daily basis.
LibraryThing member mlucas09
Summary: This book follows the story of one little girl and all of the emotions that she feels including happy, sad, frustrated, quiet, and angry. Each page includes reasons as to why she feels that way and in the end the readers learn that it is okay to feel all kinds of emotions.
Genre: Realistic
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Media: Watercolo
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LibraryThing member rcreamer10
Summary: This book follows one little girl across many days, noting the different emotions she feels each day. The little girl goes through thirteen different emotions, ranging from happy to angry and everything in between. As she experiences each emotion, she describes it with a rhyming style and
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gives reasons as to why she may be feeling that way. By the end of the book, the reader learns that everyone has good and bad days, and it is ok to feel all kinds of different emotions.

Genre Critique: This is a great example of realistic fiction, because the setting, characters, and events are all believable. The way that the story is told from the little girl's point of view really gives the reader direct insight into her feelings and emotions. The story is believable, because the descriptions of different moods and why they could occur in a child are very accurate. Students will be able to make personal connections to the story as they relate the girl's emotions and feelings to their own.

Media: watercolo
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LibraryThing member bexter1
I liked this book for so many reasons, and would highly recommend it. The main theme of the book is the different moods people go through and how they impact our day, but also that these moods are natural and part of being the people we are.
The illustration style fits the written text well to
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perfectly convey each emotion. The one that impressed me the most is when our main character is confused. Where all the illustrations thus far are horizontal to the ground when holding the book, this requires turning the book to be vertical; which shows a confusing, topsy-turvy feeling. It also includes labels on the swing set like “mood swings” and the dizzying look on her eyes. When she is mad, the illustration is a simple, extreme close-up of an angry face with dark, sinister reds that we associate with anger. Both help the reader identify with the mood both in text and in visal aide.
The language is well patterned in a simple rhyme verse that is easy to chant along with in a flowing manner. The word choice can be somewhat complex and challenging to a reader, but is given wonderful context to clear it up. For example, a person who never heard the term “have a crush” may not understand it until they see the drawing of a heart around the person she has a crush on; her teacher, Mark. However, this is very limited, and seems welcoming and quite easy to read.
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LibraryThing member Cshipley1
Teaches lesson about emotions and explores different moods. For example it teaches that "Its ok to feel silly or sad etc."
LibraryThing member kharri34
I liked this book for many reasons. One reason I enjoyed the book is for its rhyming and repetition because it made it easy to predict and understand. For example, one page begins with: “Today my mood’s bad. I feel grumpy and mean. I picked up my room. It stills isn’t clean.” This quote was
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easy to read and understand because of the rhyming quality. Second, I liked the illustrations in the book because they followed the mood of the main character. For example, when the girl was angry, the illustrations were chaotic, but when she was happy, the illustrations were simple and positive. The main idea of this book is that everyone feels different day by day and that it is normal to feel angry and upset sometimes.
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LibraryThing member larisharenee
Helps us with feeling different emotions good or bad ones.It helps children learn to know their emotions.
LibraryThing member ParadisePorch
TODAY I FEEL SILLY and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis (Children’s Picture book)4 star rating

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis has been quite public about her mental health battles with a mood disorder. In this book she helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their
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ever-changing moods.

"Today I feel silly. Mom says it’s the heat.
I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.
I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.
I dressed like a star and was quite a sight."

Laura Cornell’s bright, detailed, and whimsical drawings complete this charming book.

Read this if: you’re dealing with a toddler (or even an older child) who is learning to deal with moods. 4 stars
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LibraryThing member jtaylo41
This book is awesome! It takes the readers through a couple days in a little girl’s life where she feels all different kinds of emotions. This book is helpful for teachers to read to their students because it can be extremely relatable. It does not describe the perfect girl. It allows the readers
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to understand that everyone has emotions and there are certain things that can cause these emotions. The language is very simple and easy to read because it is written as a rhyme. For example, “Today I am said, my mood is heavy and gray, There’s a frown on my face and it’s been there all day, My best friend and I had a really big fight. She said that I tattled and I know that she’s right.” It is a fun and relatable read. The main message of this book is that everyone goes through moods and whatever anyone is feeling inside is okay!
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LibraryThing member parejess
This book was a bit cliché--telling kids to be themselves and that every feeling they might have is okay--but I liked it. It was very honest, for people do find themselves in these situations and feel these emotions all the time. I could relate to a lot of it, particularly the part about feeling
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angry when two friends leave you out of a playdate. I remember that happening many a time when I was in grade school, and similar things happen even now that I am in college. Clichés can be tiresome and annoying, but to children, they hold significance and comfort, and when your mind is young, clichéd messages are a big influence. This book shows kids that they are not alone in their feelings and emotions, and that gives them confidence.
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LibraryThing member Spinea1
This is a great book to teach how characters feel different forms of emotions. This book is a wonderful book to demonstrate what it means to feel silly ,sad ,excited,and other types of feelings. I would hold a grad discussion and show young readers how to act out each emotion.
LibraryThing member cadyVdean
emotions; positive or negative.
LibraryThing member MissLoni
Love this book, fun to great! Great book for stressful time, and triggering emotions. or understanding them. Defiantly a reread!
LibraryThing member Taylor42
This book teaches kids that it is okay to feel however you feel and it is okay to express your emotions and show who you really are. Through the book the kids can learn to express their emotions and can laugh at the funny things kids in the book are getting upset over.
LibraryThing member LaurenVormack
In my opinion this is a really good book. I like this book for multiple reasons. First, I like that the illustrations are very colorful and detailed. All of the illustrations are bold and bright, and make each page stand out. The illustrations also go along with each mood that is being described in
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the text. For example, when the main character is angry the whole page is a mixture of red colors to show the anger. You can also depict anger by the way her hands are clutched and the frown on her face. Second, I like that the language is patterned. The author uses a lot of rhyming words throughout the book which makes it more engaging to read. An example of the patterned language is shown in the book when it says, “Today my mood’s bad. I feel grumpy and mean. I picked up my room. It still isn’t clean.” I also like how the language is descriptive. Not only does the book provide different kinds of moods, but it goes into detail about what that mood feels like. For example, the book provides an example of what it means to be cranky when it says, “Today I am cranky so nothing seems right. I have diarrhea and broke my new kite.” The reader can relate to these instances and can infer what it’s like to be cranky. Last but not least, I like how at the end of the book there is an interactive activity for children to do. It asks “How do you feel today?” and provides a face with two wheels that the reader can move and adjust to their mood. When you move the wheel to “sad”, the eyes become droopy and the mouth is in a form of a frown. This is also an example of how the book goes into more detail about different moods. The main idea that I got from this book is that everyone has different kinds of moods and feelings that they shouldn't hide and always overcome.
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LibraryThing member ebecker13
This realistic fiction book is about a girl who has different feelings and moods each day.


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Physical description

40 p.; 11.29 x 9.8 inches


0060245603 / 9780060245603
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