Ralphy's Rules for Feelings

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Pub Date 23 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 27 Dec 2023
Purple Butterfly Press, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

We have big feelings!

Sometimes we don't know what to do with them or how to change our thoughts that cause these feelings. The first day of school can be scary, but ‘Furrapist’ Jackson Johnson and cute pup Ralphy of Ralphy's Rules for the Good Life, are committed to helping a busload of kids understand and manage their big feelings. During the ride to school, Furrapist Jackson Johnson teaches the children that they can choose their emotions and decide how to respond to them. Ralphy and Jackson make the complicated subject of emotional intelligence accessible for kids to understand and more importantly, implement in their everyday lives.

So hop on the bus with us and let's learn about how taking charge of our feelings can change our day! 

We have big feelings!

Sometimes we don't know what to do with them or how to change our thoughts that cause these feelings. The first day of school can be scary, but ‘Furrapist’ Jackson Johnson and...


A Note From the Publisher

Illustrated by Meri Andreasyan

Other contributors include: Riley Herculian Coursey

eBook: 9781955119474

Hardback: 9781955119450

Author Instagram: @talaresquire

Illustrated by Meri Andreasyan

Other contributors include: Riley Herculian Coursey

eBook: 9781955119474

Hardback: 9781955119450

Author Instagram: @talaresquire


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ISBN 9781955119467
PRICE $10.95 (USD)
PAGES 36

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Featured Reviews

This was such a cute read! I loved everything about it. The kids feelings and how they expressed themselves was awesome and I loved how Ralphy talked them through feeling better about themselves. I loved that he explained to them how you think affects how you feel. A great read.

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Omg! This book is everything!
This book will teach a lot to kids who are attending school/daycare for the first time.

The book features different kids who have different feelings on their first day of school. This book is one amazing example that our feelings are valid and others feel similarly. I feel this book will help a lot of kids out there.
I find the writing fun and perfect for the target audience.

The illustrations are just perfect.

Thank you, Purple Butterfly Press, for the advance reading copy.

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📱E-Book Review📱

Ralphy's Rules For Feelings
Talar Herculian Coursey

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This is the second Ralphy book and having read Ralphy's Rules for Living The Good Life a few months ago, and loving it, I was really pleased to see another edition out already!

This book deals with feelings.
It explains that it's often very hard for people (especially children) to explain how they're feeling and to understand what makes them feel a certain way.
This is a brilliant explanation that it's ok to feel these feelings, but also ways in which we can change our thinking to help change how we are feeling.

There's so much around at the moment about mental health and how we can maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy mind. So it's great to have this clear and concise explanation in a form that makes it accessible and enjoyable to read and share with your little ones.

I love the illustrations and the idea that the feelings are shown as emojis.
It's a given that all children are far more savvy with technology nowadays and so this gives them a clear and recognisable view of these feelings.
It's also great that the children get to "carry" these feelings and then are able to choose to just leave them behind as they change their mindset.

Another really great read and another book to have on every bookshelf, both at home and in schools/clinics.




💕Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for my ARC copy - this is my honest review 💕

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I really like this short, concise look at the mixed feelings children may have on the first day of school. I read this with my new Kindergartener, and my preschooler who started a new school. They enjoyed the illustrations and were able to identify the various feelings. I liked the verbiage of how feelings can be carried with us, or left behind if we choose. It helped to see the visual emoticon that the children held in their hands as well.

I can see this being used by social workers and children's therapists with positive results. The only quibble I have was that the bus was driven by a dog and he brought on a therapy dog, though they looked identical. My kids asked who was talking to the children, and I had to explain it was the therapy dog. Otherwise, they understood and enjoyed the book completely.

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Ralphy's Rules for Feelings
by Talar Herculian Coursey
Great concept for social emotional learning. will suggest it to principals and teaching staff at the schools I am at. It sees this as a great potential for teaching in classroom situations. Teachers can easily adapt this concept for the classrooms.
Children are encouraged to share their emotional state. They are encouraged and entreated to join the bus ride with their current emotional state. They are told that they can leave that feeling on the bus or take it with them. A great concept for the classroom. Not only acceptance, and clear understanding that emotions do not have to change, but you are encouraged to choose how you see the emotion.
The concept of looking at your reasons for your emotional state is also new. The idea of looking at your thoughts on why you're feeling something, and your choice on what would change that feeling is very open and accepting. Having the child decide what will change their emotional state is very empowering. I think it can be adapted into a classroom, where they are in charge and responsible for their emotional feelings. The open ended questions are very informative and helpful for teachers to enable social emotional change, and refocus children in negative emotional states, without neglecting or ignoring their feelings.

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