A book about emotions: Happy Hippo, Angry Duck

April 15, 2016 - Less than a minute read


When I started Little Wellness, my priority was to make things easier for parents, who wanted to give their children quality time and a fun educational set of resources. One of the main activities parents enjoy with their kids is reading bedtime stories. Reading is a crucial experience for children, and getting them to enjoy it will also affect their ability to prioritize, summarize, and study.

Here goes my first recommendation for a bedtime story: Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods by Sandra Boyton.

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Happy Hippo, Angry Duck Book Cover Happy Hippo, Angry Duck
Boynton on Board
Sandra Boyton
Little Simon
Kindle, Hardcover, Board Book

This is a terrific board book to introduce children to emotions and remind adults about an important lesson we sometimes forget.

Sandra Boyton’s humor takes kids through catchy rhymes of text that address readers directly. The adorable animals show feelings, such as sadness, excitement, and confusion. Animal faces and postures are simply drawn, so the little ones recognize the emotions easily. The book can also mimic some of these emotions, guiding kids to being aware of them.

The end is wonderful: Our emotions are not permanent, and when things get difficult, we can count on our friends! That is a precious bit of mindfulness, right there.