When I Feel Jealous


“Jealousy is a prickly, hot, horrible feeling,” says a little bear in this book in “The Way I Feel” series of picture books.

A bear cub describes situations that make her jealous: when someone has something she wants, when someone is good at something she wants to be good at, and when someone else gets all the attention. Includes a note to parents and teachers.

Education about how to identify and handle our emotions, especially those that are unpleasant or frightening (and jealousy is one of the most unpleasant) is as important as other kinds of learning. When I Feel Jealous, featuring illustrator Kathy Parkinson’s lovable animal drawings, will help parents and teachers raise the issue of jealousy–of a new baby, of friends, of possessions–with young children and help them manage this common feeling.

School Library Journal wrote, “Perfect for units and discussions on feelings.”

Booklist wrote: “The sympathetic portrayal of common childhood experiences and the simplicity of the narrative make the information and advice accessible, even to preschoolers. Spelman addresses parents and teachers in a note, discussing how to help children acknowledge and deal with jealousy. With Parkinson’s appealing illustrations of dressed animals putting a child-friendly face on the message, this is a good title for school and public libraries to have on hand.”


Illustrated by Kathy Parkinson / Ages 3-6 24 pages  Hardcover 9780807588864 $15.99

Softcover 9780807589021 $6.99



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