How is my little fish feeling today?

We received a complimentary copy of Today I Am by Mies van Hout, courtesy of the Fish Book Co. 
K really enjoyed reading it and musing through the various emotions

Angry! ‘Sometimes B and I are like that you know’ she said. Oh do I know that…

The book displays cute little crayon drawn dish experiencing a gamut of emotions. It was really useful for us to talk through Jealousy, being Nervous and  Carefree. 
When she was done, K asked, ‘Can we read it again, please?’ Sure! And she proceeded to say how B was sometimes shy, and how she was sad yesterday because her granny came to pick up her from kindy ‘too early’ and she couldn’t play ‘guns’ with her other classmates who were still waiting to be picked up!

Kudos to fish book co. for bringing in such a charming little picture book!

2.5 year B enjoyed it too – ‘Why this fish sad? Why very angry?’ It was questions galore for her. 

Originally written in Dutch, it has won awards and was most recently a nominee for the 2013 German Children’s Literature Award. 
It’s a book that children from as young as 18 months can enjoy. Every mum knows how emotions can be complex for little children to understand and grapple with. The early years are when they start learning why they feel a certain way and what to do about certain feelings. I felt that reading a book like this together was an interesting way of engaging our little ones on how they might be feeling, and how we can embrace and manage each emotion. 
Come to think of it, it’s even great for adults, haha. Over the years, I’ve learnt so much from my children’s books!

Now for some good news, it’s giveaway time! 5 readers stand to win a copy of this book! Leave a comment with your email clearly stated within the comment – the winners will be announced and contacted on 12 August!

Do snorkel over to ‘like’ Fish Book Co’s FB spot too! 

  13 comments for “How is my little fish feeling today?

  1. August 2, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Looks like a lovely book that will stay relevant for different age groups. Would love to win a copy!

  2. August 2, 2013 at 5:02 am

    So gotta take part to win. Thanks for hosting πŸ™‚

    Shirley Yong

  3. pc
    August 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for sharing! i would love to win this book;).

  4. August 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Would be lovely for my toddler who is discovering her emotions and the resulying emotions that go with it.

    Vee Zee Bee

  5. August 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Me me! Just right for the girls!


  6. August 2, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Would like to win a copy! Thanks for hosting!

  7. August 2, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    would love to win a copy!


  8. August 5, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Cute book! Shawna was just asking me about “The fish book!” – which was Swimmy by Leo Lionni (which I had already returned to the Library). I think she would love this Fish book too! πŸ™‚ email: emailpamela(a)

  9. August 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Would love to win a copy for my kids!
    It’s so important to be able to put a name to all the complex emotions that we experience so that communication becomes clearer. Thanks for hosting this.


  10. August 6, 2013 at 4:19 am

    thanks for a chance to win.


  11. August 7, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Hope to win this colorful book to share with my sons. I’m sure they will love it!

    Xgg Chan

  12. August 7, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Cross fingers that I will be lucky enough to win this! And can I say I enjoy reading your posts, do keep it up πŸ™‚

  13. August 12, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Congratulations pc, Connie, Jacquelene, Xgg, and Jamie! You have been picked via the generator.

    Will be putting you in touch with the Fish Book Co! πŸ™‚

    This giveaway is officially closed!

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