Jenny Mei Is Sad

jenny mei is sad

With this educational and entertaining picture book, learn how to approach difficult emotions with compassion and understanding—and be the best friend you can be.

My friend Jenny Mei is sad. But you might not be able to tell.

Jenny Mei still smiles a lot. She makes everyone laugh. And she still likes blue Popsicles the best. But, her friend knows that Jenny Mei is sad, and does her best to be there to support her.

This beautifully illustrated book is perfect for introducing kids to the complexity of sadness, and to show them that the best way to be a good friend, especially to someone sad, is by being there for the fun, the not-fun, and everything in between.---from the publisher

40 pages                            ‎ 978-0316537711                               Ages 4-8

Keywords:  sadness, dealing with sadness, empathy, compassion,  dealing with feelings, dealing with emotions, emotions, helping others with their feelings, friends, friendship, understanding others, needing help, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, feelings, how to, Character Building Curriculum, emotional intelligence


Sometimes when you are with your friend, your friend might be sad. What will that sad feeling look like? How will you know your friend is feeling sad?How can you be a good friend to someone who isn’t feeling like their beset self that day?

here is a simply told story about helping a sad friend just by being there with them even when they don’t feel fun.

This is an important - actually essential is a better word - map for kids navigating the emotions of others around them.

40 pages 978-0316537711 Ages 4-8

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,

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