The population of children who I work with fall into one of three categories:
1) Never seen a book before
2) Does not show any interest in books
3) Finds books too hard to read or understand
"Emotions" is a book that I use to introduce feelings and problem solving to my clients, from 2 years up to 7 years of age. The simple, repetitive structure of each page makes it easy for them to predict what is coming next, and provides structured routine to those who are nervous about reading books.
The common, basic emotions that are depicted on each page are familiar to our children. The solutions are simple and achievable for the reader.
The interactive nature of this book allows even non-verbal children to participate in a literacy activity. It gives a non-verbal option to the shy children who lack confidence or motivation to read.