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MY EMOTIONS & ME (ages 2-5)

JP and the Giant Octopus, Feelings, Emotions, Children, Toddler, New Baby, Picture Book Fear, Afraid
JP and the Polka-Dotted Aliens, Mad, Anger, Feelings, Emotions, Children, Toddler, New Baby, Picture Book
JP and the Bossy Dinosaur, Sadness, Feelings, Emotions, Children, Toddler, New Baby, Picture Book, Sad
JP and the Stinky Monster, Jealousy, Feelings, Emotions, Children, Toddler, New Baby, Picture Book

Reviews

JP AND THE GIANT OCTOPUS

"A sensitive, humorous look at how imagination can both fuel anxiety and conquer it." 

Publishers Weekly (Read entire review.)

 

JP AND THE POLKA-DOTTED ALIENS

"Your little ones can relate to J.P., his imagination, his feelings of anger and how he resolves the problem correctly. Illustrator Erica Sirotich draws perfectly for preschoolers and tots to understand

the amazing adventures J.P. is having."

The Baby Spot (Read entire review.)

JP AND THE BOSSY DINOSAUR

"With an innocent yet fun plotline, young readers will quickly learn how to cope

with their own feelings just like JP."

Momma's Bacon (Read entire review.)

The JP Books

JP AND THE GIANT OCTOPUS

JP's dad decides the car needs a wash. But to JP, the carwash is scary, especially when it starts to look like a giant octopus! Soon, JP realizes that the octopus is friendly and that he can be brave. With an innocent yet fun plotline, young readers will quickly learn how to cope with their own fears just like JP.

Illustrated by Erica Sirotich |  Albert Whitman & Co., Park Ridge, IL (September 2015)  |  ISBN: 9780807539750

JP AND THE POLKA-DOTTED ALIENS

JP is playing on the playground. But when his twin cousins want to take over the playhouse he's made into a spaceship, JP gets angry. He soon realizes it's more fun to befriend the enemy and laugh together than to play alone. This common playground occurrence and gentle message will quickly teach young readers how to deal with their anger.   

Illustrated by Erica Sirotich |  Albert Whitman & Co., Park Ridge, IL (September 2015)  |  ISBN: 9780807539774

JP AND THE BOSSY DINOSAUR

JP really wants to play at the big kids’ pool, but a bossy dinosaur doesn’t let him. JP feels sad. With the help of his faithful friend, JP chooses to try the little kids’ pool and remembers it can be pretty fun too. With beautiful illustrations, JP helps other kids understand that, sometimes, all it takes is an open-mind.     

Illustrated by Erica Sirotich |  Albert Whitman & Co., Park Ridge, IL (March 2016)  |  ISBN: 9780807539811

JP AND THE STINKY MONSTER

JP is excited to spend the day with Grandma, but his plans are derailed by the arrival of an unwanted, monstrous guest―a baby! This strange and stinky creature requires lots of Grandma’s attention, and JP begins to worry that she will have no time to play with him. As JP’s imagination runs wild, his jealousy builds. Will JP realize the day is better spent shared?  

Illustrated by Erica Sirotich |  Albert Whitman & Co., Park Ridge, IL (September 2016)  |  ISBN: 9780807539798

Erica Sirotich and Ana Crespo

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