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Marcy's Having All the Feels - by Allison Edwards (Paperback)

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Suggested Age: 7-11 Years

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Format: Paperback

Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues

Book theme: Emotions & Feelings

Author: Allison Edwards

Language: English

Street Date: March 12, 2020
TCIN: 79599141
UPC: 9781937870645
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-4731
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

What do you do with all your feelings? In Marcy's Having All the Feels, counselor and therapist Allison Edwards explores how sometimes feeling so many feelings doesn't feel so good at all.

Book Synopsis

What do you do with all your feelings?

In Marcy's Having All the Feels, counselor and therapist Allison Edwards explores how sometimes feeling so many feelings doesn't feel so good at all.

Marcy wanted to be happy. Happy is all she wanted to be. But all her other feelings kept showing up and at the worst times! There was Frustrated and Angry, Sad and Embarrassed, and even Worried and Jealous. Her feelings were there as soon as she opened her eyes each morning, and they followed her around throughout the day. Some days all these feelings just felt like a little too much and she wanted to hide!

Marcy didn't want to feel angry or jealous. And she didn't like feeling sad or embarrassed. Why couldn't she be happy all the time? Then one day when Marcy's feelings disappear, she learns that her feelings don't have to control her, and they might even have a function.

Maybe having all the feels might not be such a bad thing. And that one discovery? Well, it changes everything!

Review Quotes

I loved this book; absolutely loved and adored it. Allison Edwards' Marcy's Having all the Feels did the thing that not a lot of author's are gifted with and created a realistic children's story that focuses on feelings and feeling too much and how to deal with all of these wayward emotions for children AND adults!
The illustrations were bright, colorful and entertaining, and the story was engaging with dialogue and explanations for what each feeling represents and how to cope with overwhelming emotions.
I enjoyed that the author embraced the fact that while we all want to be happy every moment of our day, not only is it unrealistic to not feel other emotions, but without feeling other emotions, we would take our happiness for granted.
I personally enjoyed this books interpretations more than the movie Inside Out which I am sure people will compare it to. This book had an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand approach to dealing with your feelings and you don't have to watch a two hour movie to understand the message. And after you're done reading it to your child, there are prompts at the end of the story to engage your child with!


This book is wonderful, I am picky about my educational books and this one passes the test. I love that it brings up a variety of emotions and increases emotional awareness. It seems to be appropriate for slightly older children. The pictures are enchanting! It's a great place to start in talking about feelings, how to experience them and let them go, and offers a few skills at the end. Great for the home, office or classroom. I highly recommend!


About the Author

Allison Edwards is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She received her undergraduate degree in Education from Northwest Missouri State and a graduate degree in Counseling from Vanderbilt University.

Before opening a private practice, Allison developed and maintained a play therapy program for at-risk and immigrant children in the public school system. In her current practice, she sees children of all ages, consults with parents, supervises counselors, and writes about childhood anxiety. She also serves as an Affiliate Professor at Vanderbilt University where she enjoys teaching future counselors how to work with kids.

Valeria Docampo's inspiration for her art is rooted in everyday life: the eyes of a dog, the shape of a tree, the sound of rainfall, and the aromas of breakfast. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she studied fine arts and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. She has illustrated several books for children and now resides in Lyon, France.

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Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds
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