Anne's Feelings: Inspired by Anne of Green Gables
Each feeling is brought to life through a memorable Anne scene, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.
Part of a series of Anne concept books, Anne's Feelings is a perfect way to introduce future fans to this winning character.
What I loved: The images are amazing, and the scenes are portrayed so well in this book. There are also a variety of feelings to discuss and explore from surprise where Anne’s hair is green to calm and hopeful. Toddlers and adults alike will enjoy looking through the book and (re)connecting with the character of Anne.
What left me wanting more: The scene of Anne being angry shows her raising her slate to hit Gilbert from the scene where he was pulling/seemingly making fun of her hair. While this is an iconic scene from the book, toddlers may be able to get the context from an angry face and not need the raised slate about to hit Gilbert. Considering this is also a common lesson toddlers need to learn (not to hit others when upset), it could spark some discussion about appropriate responses.
Final verdict: This is overall a really fun exploration of feelings ideal for the youngest and newest fans of Anne. Adults will enjoy revisiting the story through the lovely images and scenes. I would recommend for older toddlers who are beginning to identify their own feelings in more complex ways.