Dealing with Feelings: This Makes Me Happy
Written by Courtney Carbone | Illustrated by Hilli Kushnir
This Makes Me Happy follows a young girl on a field trip to the fair, complete with a roller coaster, pie-eating contest, and petting zoo! But when her pesky nut allergy keeps her from having a treat with her class, the girl learns that even the happiest of days can have unhappy moments. By reflecting on her trip and recognising the many feelings that arose during it, she is able to feel less overwhelmed—and more confident about her positively happy day.
While children enjoy expressing themselves — be it through laughter or tears — they don’t always have the words to articulate their emotions. The Dealing with Feelings series is designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside, showing children how to name their emotions as they also learn to read.