In this newly released children's book, "LaLa Feels Blah-La," a young girl and her stuffed bear wake up feeling blah for no apparent reason. LaLa's mom teaches her to be mindful of her feelings and turn her mood around with the flip of a coin.
"I think that children will enjoy following along as LaLa turns her bad and grumpy day into a positive and cheerful one. The message is powerful (that we are in charge of our own feelings and outlook in life) and an important one to learn at an early age. Kids often feel that they have no choices and that parents and authority figures make all the decisions. This book highlights the fact that kids are in charge of something very important - themselves! The book also features bright and colorful illustrations to go along with the easy to read text. The world needs more children's books that highlight the importance of self-control and the power of moods. The sooner in life that people understand and practice self-control, the better! Kudos to Tela Kayne for creating this fun and empowering book!" - Charity Tober, Readers' Favorite
"On the face of it, LaLa Feels Blah-La shows readers a typical young child who wakes up miserable for no apparent reason and then feels the need to take it out on her parent – a familiar occurrence for anyone who’s ever raised young children. However, Kayne manages to convey a valuable life lesson through her simple narrative in that if you think of happy thoughts, your day will become positive. She has given her readers a cute, relatable protagonist and age-appropriate dialogue. Vitanovic’s simple, colorful illustrations complement the narrative and encourage little fingers to identify the various objects that populate LaLa’s world. Overall, LaLa Feels Blah-La is a sweet picture book that provides a valuable life lesson for children and parents alike." - Marta Tandori, Readers' Favorite
"Read this to my 5-year-old grandson and as soon as I read it he asked if I would read it again. Later in the day, he was in a La La mood and I suggested that he flip the coin and change his attitude. His father is a counselor therapist and he said that indeed the attitude one has influenced the way they see and interpret things. This has a good message for youngsters and for the grown-ups reading it to them." - Grandma Pouzzles, Amazon Reader
"This is a wonderful book about emotions and taking control of feelings. The illustrations are beautiful and even Lala's posture changes when she chooses to be happy. This is a sweet book to read to younger children and to encourage them to read by themselves when they are just a little bit older." - Laura S., Amazon Reader