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  • 06/2021
  • 978-1-7362093-0-1
  • 128 pages
  • $17.99
Jodi Dee
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Jesse True Collection - Books 1-4, The Power of Emotion & How to Deal with Big Feelings
Jodi Dee, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Jesse True is a normal little boy, until one day he starts changing color based on how he feels. Jesse glows different colors based on different feelings. As you follow Jesse throughout his day, see if you would feel the same if what happens to him, happened to you. Jesse is a powerful resource for parents and educators. Jesse True was created to help children learn that all feelings are OK and it's OK to feel. Jesse's "super power" is changing colors. We often associate colors with feelings, such as "feeling blue" or "red with anger." When Jesse feels something strongly, the energy he generates radiates a color that reflects his emotion. Jesse glows different colors based on different feelings. The message Jesse gives children is that emotions, whether good or bad, are both natural and healthy. Suppressing feelings can lead to long term mental and health problems, such as behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, physical illnesses, and more. Children need to feel comfortable and confident in what they feel, in how to share their feelings, and properly deal with them. With that kind of emotional maturity, children have confidence in themselves and in their identity, and go on to become healthy adults. Learning how to deal with feelings is critical for proper social and emotional development. Reason and consequence evolve as children grow, and they need guidance, encouragement, and support to help them navigate and develop their emotions. A color chart is provided at the end of this book. As you read about Jesse's experiences, encourage your child to identify and discuss their feelings to see if they would feel the same. Use Jesse's stories to open a dialogue with your child, so that they can say what they think or feel, in a safe place, with you as a confidant. FREE coloring pages are included in each story! Empower your child to take control of their experiences, and to enjoy their feelings.
Reviews
Cecile Tousignant, M.Ed

Having 30 years experience in early childhood and an accredited center owner, I found Jesse to be a powerful resource to teach self accountablity, self awareness, and emotional maturity. Jesse offers a simple and easy presentation in class to discuss feelings. Children love Jesse and as he changes colors it gives a practical way to identify emotion, in an abstract way. The boys especially like that Jesse is a boy and this breaks the paradigm, giving all children permission to feel.

Dr. Carol Tolman, Literacy Consultant, Co-Author of LETRS

"As a parent, educator, and literacy specialist, I always search for well-written children’s books that are both entertaining and engaging while, at the same time, teach significant life lessons. That’s why I fell in love with Jodi Dee’s stories."

Jennifer Lach, Kindergarten Teacher

A colleague had given us the Jesse books this this summer. I have been using them with the kindergarteners, who absolutely love them! 

Writer’s Digest Book Awards

JESSE TRUE'S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL is a great book to show children the fun and excitement of sharing true feelings through vibrant color. A fun, interactive book that promises to gain the series many fans as they follow Jesse and his sister, Jillian, through many future adventures. Recommended.

The production values are well done. The illustrations are friendly and clear. I like the vibrant colors, which are of course the point of the book! Jesse himself is on the cover, and I want to read about this appealing boy. I think both boys and girls will want to read about him, too. I am glad that Jillian is being introduced as well, because I think she will encourage girls to become big fans of the series. The back cover copy is great for adults to understand the intent of the book and the series. I think it's a great idea that we learn about additional books and free downloads here. Great marketing! However, I think another picture for visual appeal would have been good here. Nice to see an endorsement.

All in all, a great idea, though! Nice work. I love colors and the creative use of colors. I'd buy this book for the children in my life.

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5

 Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5

Production Quality and Cover Design:  5

 Plot and Story Appeal: 5

Character Appeal and Development: 5

 Voice and Writing Style: 4

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 06/2021
  • 978-1-7362093-0-1
  • 128 pages
  • $17.99

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