The Monster Parade

A Book about Feeling All Your Feelings and Then Watching Them Go

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Pub Date 22 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 22 Feb 2022

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An engaging story that helps children work with difficult emotions by imagining them as playful monsters in a parade (ages 3-7).

Watch as the anger monster passes and the sadness monster disappears--it’s all part of the parade of  feelings we experience every day. Instead of holding on to their emotions, kids can acknowledge them and let them go on their way.  
What’s happening in your parade today?  
Here’s the angry monster 
Headed this way  
It growls so loud 
But you know it won't stay
An engaging story that helps children work with difficult emotions by imagining them as playful monsters in a parade (ages 3-7).

Watch as the anger monster passes and the sadness monster...

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This was an adorable book about how our feelings can be monsters and we have to learn how to deal with them and live without them taking over all our emotions.

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Good book for kids who are learning about emotions. It could be difficult for toddlers but may be a good 1st or 2nd graders book if the teachers/guardians are there to help. The main punchline here is feelings come and go, which I think is an important fact for kids to learn.

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Thanks to Netgalley and Wendy O'Leary for a free digital copy.

Giving tools to parents and kids alike about how to acknowledge and then let feelings pass you by, this book is a bright and beautiful illustration of the how emotions parade through our lives daily.

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The Monster Parade is all about a child feeling his/ her feelings and then watching those feeling march by like watching a parade go by. If you are feeling a big feeling, you can acknowledge those feelings without being consumed by the feelings. The book also suggests breathing exercises and mindfulness to help letting the big feelings move along.. It also reminds children that big feelings are a part of life for everyone, including adults.
This book is an excellent tool for parents, caregivers, teachers, counselors, etc. to with students to help explain emotions and how to maintain control during an overwhelming emotion. As a special educator, I have seen many young children who do not yet have effective coping skills to help them manage their feelings. This can sometimes result in behaviors. This helps provide all children with a way to help manage their response to the feelings in a healthy manner.

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Great book about emotions! Teaches children to sit with their emotions instead of running away with them and also gives them practical grounding exercises to try when they feel emotions. Exercises are artfully included in the prose of the book and also provided in more detail in an appendix at the back of the book. A valuable addition to any children’s collection!

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Got approved for this on netgalley and it was so cute! I'm always on the look out for good picture books for my niece and nephew that challenge social norms. This one is all about feeling your feelings and learning when to let them go and when to hang on. It paints emotions as a parade, just passing through and I loved the artwork. Definitely one I'd recommend to parents and will be grabbing a copy for my niblings.

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This was a really cute book about big feelings and what to do when they threaten to take over. The art was really cute and my littles enjoyed.

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This is a very useful illustration of the concept of feelings as things that come and go. The parade metaphor will be understandable and relatable for kids and is a great concrete way for them to understand their emotions as passing things that can be observed and possibly changed, but not imperatives to act on. There is an excellent discussion section and list of activities at the end that will be very helpful for parents, educators, and caregivers.

The story is mostly told in rhyme, but sometimes word choice and meter are sacrificed to make the lines rhyme. This does affect the flow of the story while reading aloud. The illustrations are lively and engaging and support the text well. This would be a good book to have on hand both at home and in pre-K and elementary classrooms in order to help kids manage big feelings.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!

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A well drawn, well thought out picture book on processing feelings, letting them exist as they are, and mindfulness. So we’ll done, making the book fun and helpful.

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I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This adorable children's book teaches children that it is ok to feel different emotions, but also how to deal with them. Emotions like anger, sadness, fear, etc. are illustrated as monsters, and the children in the book are encouraged to see them as a parade that will soon pass by. It is such a cute way to teach children about various emotions and how to help deal with them.

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