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Title:
When I miss you
Author:
Spelman, Cornelia.
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Publication Information:
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2004.
Physical Description:
24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
A young guinea pig describes situations that make him miss his parents, how it feels to miss them, and what he can do to feel better.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.7 0.5 78097.
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ISBN:
9780807589106
Format :
Book

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Young children often experience anxiety when they are separated from their mothers or fathers. This newest title in The Way I Feel series features a young guinea pig who expresses her distress when her mother and father go away. Full color.


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Booklist Review

PreS-K. In this picture book from the well-received the Way I Feel series, Spelman offers support for children with separation anxiety and, in a note to parents and teachers, practical advice for helping kids cope. A little guinea pig narrates, telling her parents how she feels and how she comforts herself when they leave her at day care or with a babysitter. She even mentions how unsettling a parent's business trip can be. While acknowledging anger and sadness (Missing you is a heavy, achy feeling ), the text and illustrations show the little guinea pig moving beyond her initial despondency into play, laughter, and good times, including the happiness of being reunited. Few picture books deal with this common childhood trial in such a helpful way, acknowledging the emotions and providing reassurance. The lively illustrations feature lively line drawings washed with warm, glowing colors are drawn with a keen eye for the child's world. A good resource for parents and a natural choice for children who will take comfort in finding their emotions mirrored in a picture books. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2004 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

The latest entry in the Way I Feel Books series, When I Miss You by Cornelia Maude Spelman, illus. by Kathy Parkinson, aims to help reassure children with separation anxiety. "When you go out, I miss you. I want to show you something, but I can't. I wish you were with me!" Parkinson's illustrations star a pudgy, apprehensive rodent who eventually learns, "When I miss you, I know you'll be back!" (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-This picture book addresses the separation anxiety that most children experience in their early years. A young guinea pig expresses his feelings in a primal way: "I miss you when you have to go to work. I want you, but you're not there." Further along, he uses rationalizations that sound adult and out of character: "Everyone has things they need to do. Soon we'll see each other again." Parkinson's colorful, appealing paintings skillfully reflect the little animal's emotions as they change from sadness to anger to acceptance. Complete with a note to adults, the book serves its purpose of providing bibliotherapy, but with a rather didactic tone. Kathi Appelt's Oh My Baby, Little One (Harcourt, 2000) and Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand (Child & Family, 1993) are much sweeter and better-written variations on the same theme.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.