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Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2022
  • 979-8370837609 B0BR9DMH27
  • 43 pages
  • $$10.99
Cathy Longano
Author
Meatball's Mixed-Up Moods

Picture Book; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Meatball is a sweet, loving, and energetic pug that goes on an emotional roller coaster one day during a playdate with his best friend, Rocco. During his playdate, he experiences a range of emotions that include excitement, frustration, anger, and empathy, when the two pups have a disagreement that leads to a fight. Meatball soon realizes the importance of making good choices, and learns a valuable lesson on forgiveness, kindness, and friendship.
Reviews
Abigail L, Librarian

Join Meatball the pug on an emotional adventure like no other. Through Meatball's journey, readers learn the importance of forgiveness, kindness, and the enduring power of true friendship. Meatball's Mixed-Up Moods is a wonderful read for children, as it not only entertains but also fosters emotional intelligence and empathy. Prepare to be moved by this heartwarming tale that will spark meaningful conversations and leave a lasting impact.

Book Lover

Such a great message in this book and wonderful illustrations, a great book to help you and your child grow together through conversations. We found this book on Bed Nights Stories book blog where we are finding amazing books to share a bed time.

Carl

This book is fantastic for children of any age! I read it for my students, and they loved Meatball & all his moods. The story is excellent, and it teaches a valuable lesson on how to treat others. It was great for my class to learn more about our emotions, and how even when we get mad, our friends will always be there for us.

Kristine L, Reviewer

Who can resist a sweet little puppy? Especially an adorable, fun-loving pug named “Meatball”? This lively little pup draws young readers into a look at some healthy ways to untangle and handle different moods and emotions in Cathy Longano’s children’s fiction book, Meatball’s Mixed-Up Moods.

Meatball is excited about a play date with his best friend Rocco, the dog from next door. But first, mom says Meatball needs to clean his room. Meatball is less than thrilled. After all, he just wants to play with Rocco and have fun! Cleaning his room has Meatball feeling frustrated. But he cleans up his room anyway and feels happy with his efforts.

When Rocco comes over to play later, all goes well until Rocco grabs one of Meatball’s favorite toys. Meatball responds with, “It’s mine!” Rocco asks if they can share. Meatball is still less than thrilled. He becomes angry. Later, Meatball sorts through a kaleidoscope of emotions including sadness, loneliness and confusion. But Mom is there and gently explains about sharing and treating others with kindness and respect. Meatball also learns about empathy, apologies, and forgiveness. And zoomies, too!

This is such a cute story! Meatball’s Mixed-Up Moods teaches little ones valuable lessons about sharing with others, paying attention to parents, and being responsible about cleaning up after yourself. Also learning to share with your friends and being kind. The text is brief enough to engage little ones without over-taxing young attention spans.

The illustrations are just adorable. Meatball waking up in his jammies is too cute! So is Meatball meeting his buddy Rocco at the door to play. Young readers and others who love dogs, kids, and gentle lessons about dealing with “mixed up moods” in a positive and healthy manner will enjoy Meatball’s Mixed Up Moods. It would make a great bedtime story or read-aloud.

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 12/2022
  • 979-8370837609 B0BR9DMH27
  • 43 pages
  • $$10.99
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