REVIEW: Animals Have Feelings Too by Karen Lee Stevens
Animals Have Feelings, Too!: Exploring Emotions From A to Z
by Karen Lee Stevens
Filled with humor and whimsical illustrations, this enchanting and educational A to Z guide takes young readers on a journey through the alphabet with a lovable Labrador retriever named Sandy, who shows kids that animals and people share many of the same feelings. From A is for Affectionate to Z is for Zonked, Animals Have Feelings, Too! helps children to understand and express their feelings and to treat animals with kindness and respect.
MY THOUGHTS: 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
I read this book along with my first grader. We have a dog and much of our family has pets too, so I believe the lessons in this book are important and will stick.
The book is laid out in an A to Z way that is very simple to understand and fun to read. My child is a beginning reader, and he could read a good part of the sentences by himself but sometimes needed help with other parts.
We loved the colorful illustrations and meeting the animals within. My son was so interested when I told him Sandy was a real dog! Sometimes I thought the story got a bit repetitive, but I believe it was OK for him.
I think every child who is ever around animals should read this book. Learning about how we can affect others’ feelings is so important!
About the Author
Karen Lee Stevens is the founder and president of All for Animals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a compassionate world for animals and children through humane education and literacy programs that nurture the human-animal bond.
Karen is also an author and a Certified Humane Educator who, for the past 14 years, has given presentations to thousands of elementary school children and has helped them learn how to treat animals with love and respect.
In February, 2013, Karen launched ARF! (Animals + Reading = Fun!), a unique literacy program that gives children from all walks of life an opportunity to improve their reading skills and inspire them to become life-long readers by reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs.
Her latest children’s picture book is Animals Have Feelings, Too!: Exploring Emotions From A to Z.
For More Information
- Animals Have Feelings, Too!: Exploring Emotions From A to Z is available at Amazon.