Welcome to the new Children’s Reading Room where all the books from the Children’s Cafe and Bookstore now reside…
Today I am delighted to welcome a new author, Jeff Goodman with his recent release Feel Like Eggs? Illustrated by
About the book
Each egg has an emotion
In this delightful book.
The menu’s full of feelings,
And your child is the cook!
This is no ordinary carton of eggs. Inside this carton, the eggs express their feelings through a dozen different dishes. A happy sunny-side-up egg, a sensitive poached egg and a naughty deviled egg are among the clever characters revealed throughout this adorable picture book. With playful rhymes and irresistible illustrations, it’s a whimsical journey into an egg-centric buffet of feelings that will whet even the pickiest kids’ appetites for a helping of emotional intelligence.
“Feel Like Eggs? is not only charming and heartfelt, but also a brilliant social-emotional learning tool. Jeff Goodman’s debut will have kids cracking up — and cracking open about their emotions. This is a deliciously imaginative picture book that puts some protein into storytime.” —Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
One of the early reviews for the book
As I read this to my two boys (age 8 & 11), they were enthralled by the story-telling, the rhyming and the beautifully illustrated pictures. Clearly written from a child’s perspective but an adult’s intelligence, Jeff helps kids to be able to say what they are feeling even when they don’t exactly know how to communicate what they’re feeling. And my therapist wife plans on using the book when working with children in her private practice. We look forward to reading the next book that Jeff puts out. .
About Jeff Goodman
Starting with Editor’s Corner exercises in third grade, Jeff Goodman has long found joy in the magic of the written word. Drawn to the world of children’s literature for its unique ability to impart life lessons, Jeff wrote “Feel Like Eggs?” to help kids understand and express the feelings they experience in their daily lives.
As an award-winning journalist and school communications specialist, Jeff has written extensively about education, child development, and social-emotional learning. He currently works in communications at UCLA.
An alumnus of UC Berkeley, Jeff lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter. He enjoys playing basketball, spending time at the beach, solving crossword puzzles, and volunteering with childhood literacy organizations.
Thank you for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news of Jeff’s new book.. thanks Sally.