We can explore the vast reaches of the universe and split the atom but we can't seem to understand or manage our emotional states. That is why Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence became a best-seller and spawned a new self-improvement movement. Now Anthony Browne has rendered children a nice service with his portrait of the ways in which emotions flow through our lives, one leading to another similar to it or the opposite of it.
The chimp in this book designed for kids ages three and up shows us feelings of boredom, loneliness, happiness, sadness, anger, guilt, curiosity, surprise, confidence, shyness, and more. Looking at the whole range of emotions covered in this simple book, boys and girls will get a keen sense of their own emotional repertoire and how important it is to see all of our feelings as enlightening messengers that can open us up to new possibilities.