When I received Un Pequeño Libro Sobre Sentimentos/A Little Book About Feelings written by Samantha Kurtzman-Counter and Abbie Schiller from The Mother Company Foundation (TMCF) I immediately knew it would be special. I am a sucker for beautiful art in books and the hand-felted characters are beyond lovely. Just look!
Un Pequeño Libro Sobre Sentimentos/A Little Book About Feelings is written for children in the 2-6 age range to learn about various feelings and how to express them. This book is part of a series of books by TMCF aimed to boost children's emotional and social well being to better deal with stress and trauma. Children living with trauma or who have gone through hardship have a difficult time expressing big feelings.
Un Pequeño Libro Sobre Sentimentos/A Little Book About Feelings encourages children to share their feelings and feel less alone with them. This book is also a helpful tool for parents who also have a difficult time understanding how to support children with their feelings.
I see lots of bilingual books each day and I really like that the publisher decided to do two different font styles for English and Spanish. What I have learned from bilingual teachers is that children who read these books can't tell the difference between the languages if it is not presented to them. For their first bilingual book, this was very thoughtful.
The Mother Company Foundation released this book as part of their commitment to supporting the Latinx community in the US, especially when we are facing various issues that affect children's emotional and physical states. They have partnered with the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) and Para Los Ninños two nonprofit/educational organizations in Los Angeles serving vulnerable children and families.
The book was just released last week during the beginning of Latinx Heritage Month and they have also have dubbed into Spanish "Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show", part of an Emmy-awarded series, "Ruby's Studio" distributed by the American Public Television. In honor of this special month, it will be available on public television stations nationwide. You may also purchase it on The Mother Company's website here.
We ordered copies of Un Pequeño Libro Sobre Sentimentos/A Little Book About Feelings to include in our Bilingual Book Boxes for younger readers and to sell it our store. We are thrilled The Mother Company asked us to review this book and share it with our community.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.