Synopses & Reviews
Today I feel silly. Mom says it's the heat.
I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.
I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.
I dressed like a star and was quite a sight.
Today I am sad, my mood's heavy and gray.
There's a frown on my face and it's been there all day.
My best friend and I had a really big fight.
She said that I tattled and I know that she's right.
Silly, cranky, excited, or sad--everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their ever-changing moods.
Here's another inspired picture book from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth.
These playful rhymes not only encourage readers to express their feelings--from confused to angry, cranky to great--they also show how to make them fun. The book comes with a "mood wheel"--a die-cut wheel with mix-and-match facial expressions--so children can identify their moods with funny faces.
The young boy in this story is often happy. But sometimes he cries and cries--then it's "Hello, Blues. Hello, Blues Guy." The Blues Guy is an imaginary character based on a blues musician, but he's more like a lovable uncle. He sits by the boy's side to listen and chat, and they sing the blues together. The boy'sand#160;experience with the Blues Guyand#160;is further enhanced when they fly off into the sky and seeand#160;that everybody gets the blues sometimes: moms, dads, dogsand#160;and cats, even little old ladies from New Orleans. Looking beyond his own circumstances helps dry the boy's tears. And it's "Goodbye, blues. Goodbye, Blues Guy."
and#160;and#160;and#160; With a rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations, this book is for just about everybody, but it's especially well-suited to a young audience, who may not know how to overcome sad feelings.
Chase those dreary blues away! Everybody gets the blues sometimesand#8212;dogs and cats, moms and dads, even tiny babies. Just take a look around. If you help someone else whoand#8217;s feeling sad, you might find that your blues are gone. Or maybe the Blues Guy will come along, to listen or sing the blues with you and sit by your side. A native of New Orleans, Leslie Staub wrote this story after experiencing Hurricane Katrina. Yet this bookand#8217;s rhythmic, bluesy text and hip, eye-catching illustrations are just right for anyone whoand#8217;s ever felt those mysterious feelings of sadnessand#8212;then found that hope and sunnier skies are close at hand.
About the Author
Jamie Lee Curtis is a critically-acclaimed and best-selling author. Her most recent book, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day
enjoyed an extraordinary nine weeks on the New York Times
best-seller list. It has sold over 750,000 copies to date. Other best-selling titles include Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born
And When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old’s Memoir Of Her Youth
. All of Curtis’picture books have been illustrated by the acclaimed artist, Laura Cornell. Her fourth book, Where Do Balloons Go? An Uplifting Mystery
will be published in September 2000.
Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as a film actress with starring roles in such acclaimed films as the blockbuster True Lies opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, for which she earned a Golden Globe Award, and Trading Places with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd for which she earned a British Film Academy award for Best Supporting Actress. Most recently Jamie starred in Halloween: H2O, which was the 20 year sequel to Halloween, —the now classic film which first brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. Other memorable leading film role performances include A Fish Called Wanda, Fierce Creatures, Virus, Dominick And Eugene, Blue Steel, My Girl, My Girl Ii, Forever Young, Mother’s Boys, House Arrest and Love Letters.
In television, Curtis co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the acclaimed sitcom Anything But Love which earned her both a Golden Globe and People’s Choice Award, as well as TNT’s adaptation of the Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination. More recently, Jamie starred in the CBS telefilm Nicholas’Gift for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Curtis began her Hollywood career in 1977 when she signed on as a contract player with Universal Studios. She was a regular on the television series Operation Petticoat when she was cast in Halloween. That role lead to subsequent roles in Prom Night, Terror Train and The Fog.
Jamie Lee Curtis is the mother of Annie and Thomas. She has been married for 16 years to actor/director Christopher Guest.