Hurty Feelings (Laugh-Along Lessons) Paperback – Illustrated, 26 March 2007
Kirkus Reviews The punchy story line will keep children laughing, and Munsinger's characteristic watercolor illustrations bring the tale to life, making Lester's cretures all the more entertaining and enjoyable.
School Library Journal Lester enhances the basic story about handling emotions with a satisfying slapstick humor that's beautifully extended in Munsinger's hilarious, wildly expressive illustrations.
Booklist, ALA The visual humor and the many opportunities for group interaction may win the book its own cadre of storytime fans.
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- Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illustrated edition (26 March 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0618840621
- ISBN-13 : 978-0618840625
- Reading age : 4 - 6 years
- Item Weight : 145 g
- Dimensions : 20.96 x 0.36 x 24.13 cm
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#753,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #4,803 in Children's Humour (Books)
- #13,279 in Children's Family, Personal & Social Issues (Books)
- #70,572 in Children's Literature & Fiction (Books)
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-Bullying: Fragility the hippo takes everyone's compliments as insults, until she meets Rudy the elephant who really is very rude and insulting. Rudy knows how fragile Fragility is and uses it to hurt her feelings just because he feels like it. Good for discussing what bullying is and why someone might bully another person
-Whining: As anyone who has or has had a preschooler knows, they're just starting to learn how effective whining can be at getting their way or getting attention. Just before Rudy the bully shows up, Fragility is incredibly lonely because nobody wants to upset her and they're exhausted by her meltdowns. My kids LOOOVED the repetition (and exaggerated voice it lends well to) of "You hurt my feeeeeelings!" and helped them see how silly the whining is as opposed to just talking, just as Fragility learned at the end of the story.
-Two wrongs don't make a right: After several insults from Rudy, Fragility finally manages to throw his insults back at him. Far from helping the situation, this instead leads to two very sad, very hurt individuals. Helpful for teaching standing up for one's self instead of stooping down to a bully's level and making positive choices, even when someone else isn't being nice to you.
-Forgiveness and making mistakes: When Fragility sees how hurt Rudy is when she teases him back, she understands that all Rudy really needs is a friend. She "mommies" him, wiping away his tears and hugging him until he feels better. Long before reading this book, I'd used this technique in my class (the "hurter" taking care of the "hurtee" so he or she can see the effects of his or her actions) with great success. It really struck a cord with my students and helped them understand that even if you make a bad choice, you can still fix it.
On top of all this, much like Lester's other books, Hurty Feelings is just plain funny, well written, and fun to read, from the character's names to Fragility's dramatic outbursts to the hilarious accompanying illustrations. Like I said, it lends well to silly and exaggerated voices, which only adds to the great story. Other favorites of mine include Hooway for Wodney Wat and A Porcupine Named Fluffy.
I'm here today to purchase this book and any other Lester/Munsinger books I can find.