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They Only See the Outside

They Only See the Outside

What is going on inside of your head? Is everything on full display? Dakos builds empathy with a collection of poems that challenges readers to go beyond the surface. Children may emote, or they may keep their thoughts inside, brewing, dwelling, seething, crying.These poems remind adults that children are so much more than they appear. And they show children that there are many ways to express what’s inside.
Age Groups: Big Kids
Skills: Empathy, Feelings
Author: Written by Kalli Dakos and illustrated by Jimothy Oliver

Discussion Questions

  • What are some feelings you have shared with the world?
  • What are some feelings that you have kept inside?
  • How can we tell what others are feeling?
  • What did you learn from the poems in the book?