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Ralphy's Rules for Feelings Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Emotional control is no easy matter for young children, who may not even know how to verbalize a certain feeling when they first experience it. In Talar Herculian Coursey's new book Ralphy's Rules for Feelings, two beloved furry friends teach about simple steps everyone can follow to become the master of their own emotions. Learn more about this picture book and enter to win a classroom set that consists of 25 copies!

My Review:

As a delightful new addition to the Ralphy's Rules series, Ralphy's Rules for Feelings stands out as an intriguing and informative book giving helpful advice on how to understand and manage one's feelings in a healthy way. On the first day of school, Ralphy drives the school bus, with Furrapist Jackson Johnson riding next to him. Each kid that gets on the bus feels differently about his or her new experience. One by one, Jackson Johnson helps the kids make sense of their feelings, gives them the option to leave those feelings on the bus, and suggests how they could turn a negative emotion into a positive one.

Through friendly converstations between adorable animal and child characters, the story guides us through the process of identifying, accepting, and regulating our emotions. It not only encourages youngsters to aknowledge how they feel, but also assures them that there is nothing wrong with feeling scared, sad, nervous, tired, or embarrassed. Instead of asking the kids to suppress a bad feeling, it lets them decide what to do about it. Furthermore, it points out the importance of figuring out the root cause of a particular emotion and how to change things up through positive thinking.

The colorful illustrations thoughtfully present a diverse group of students, each holding a funny emoji in hands that corresponds to their expressed feelings. This helps young readers reach a better understanding of the text by associating the words describing emotions with memorable facial expressions.

Marked with kid-friendly language and impactful messages, the book makes a valuable and enjoyable read for young children, as well as for parents and educators who appreciate the long-term benefits of learning these easily executable emotion management skills at an early age.

About the Book:

Ages 4+ | 36 Pages
Publisher: Purple Butterfly Press (2024) | ISBN-13: 9781955119450

We have big feelings!

Sometimes we don’t know what to do with them or how to change our thoughts that cause these feelings. The first day of school can be scary, but “Furrapist” Jackson Johnson and cute pup Ralphy of Ralphy’s Rules for the Good Life are committed to helping a busload of kids understand and manage their big feelings. During the ride to school, Furrapist Jackson Johnson teaches the children that they can choose their emotions and decide how to respond to them. Ralphy and Jackson make the complicated subject of emotional intelligence accessible for kids to understand and, more importantly, implement in their everyday lives.

So hop on the bus with us, and let’s learn about how taking charge of our feelings can change our day!

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Bookshop.org

About the Author:

Talar Herculian Coursey is a lawyer by day and a children’s book author, Life Coach, and philanthropist by night (more like mornings). She has been a General Counsel since 2011 and recently joined ComplyAuto, a privacy/cybersecurity SAAS company. Before going in-house, she was a file clerk, associate, and partner at the national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips LLP. Talar is a co-author of both #Networked: How 20 Women Lawyers Overcame the Confines of COVID-19 Social Distancing to Create Connections, CultivateCommunity, & Build Businesses in the Midst of a Global Pandemic and Women In Law: Discovering the True Meaning of Success. Her first children’s book, Ralphy’s Rules for Living the Good Life, was published in 2021.

Talar has served as the President of the Salt Lake City Chapter of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (“SOAR”) since 2015. SOAR, founded in 2005, supports orphanages in Syria, Lebanon and Armenia. She runs the Salt Lake City Half Marathon every year to raise money for SOAR in memory of her father. Net proceeds from her children’s books also go to SOAR. In addition to being a mother, wife, lawyer, life coach, and philanthropist, she is also a runner, yogi, and Jesus, Eckhart Tolle, Peloton, and Brandon Flowers groupie.

For more information, visit talaresq.com.

One lucky reader will win a classroom set of Ralphy's Rules for Feelings (25 copies)!

Giveaway ends 2/22. Open to US only. Please enter below. Good luck!

Ralphy's Rules for Feelings Book Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Purple Butterfly Press. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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