Creatures : A Book of Rhymes About Emotions and Experience for Children and Parents to Read, Talk About and Enjoy Together

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Parents reading with their children can provide one of the most valuable and memorable experiences in a child's life. In Creatures, the added dimension of human emotions are brought to life throughout the book's thirteen chapters with characters such as Creatures Happy, Sad, Smart and Fear. Creatures is an enjoyable way for families to develop ways of identifying and understanding familiar, and sometimes difficult, emotions in an atmosphere of acceptance and tolerance, as well as encouraging thinking, discussion and communication. The book's playful rhymes and colorful artwork invite beginning readers to listen and participate, while its varied vocabulary, captivating images and depth of meaning will challenge older, more accomplished readers and ensure a place in your home for years to come. Its durable, high quality construction includes 120 point binderboard, gold-stamped and laminated cover, sewn binding and 100# stock paper. Fifteen vivid, full color original oil paintings and ten colorwash pen and ink drawings, including hand-drawn borders on every page, make Creatures a treat for the eyes as well as the mind.

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The author, Dr. William C. Schirado, Psychologist, has worked with children and parents for eighteen years. The illustrator, Teresa M. Assenzo, is an artist who holds degrees in Fine Arts and Psychology.

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From Prelude:
You would think such a grand house
Would have room to spare
But it often feels tiny
And standing room rare.

There are so many Creatures,
And all needing room,
You'll find one in each corner.
It's there that they loom.

They're in chambers and hallways,
Behind every door,
Even -- when it gets crowded --
All over the floor!

They are inside together
Some silent, some loud,
Some happy, others crying
It's really a crowd.

So how, you may ask
Do they all fit inside?
How do they manage
There all to reside?

There is always enough room.
Each last one will fit.
Because each one is welcome
With somewhere to sit.

So let's get to know them.
Swing open the gate.
Turn the doorknob and open
As inside they wait.

Let us enter, they'll greet us
"Hello" one by one.
We will make their acquaintance
And leave when we're done.

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