LALA FEELS BLAH-LA by Tela Kayne, Children, 28 pp., $8.89 (paperback) $3.99 (Kindle)
Author: Tela Kayne
Publisher: The Virtue Agency
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
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. Perfect for young readers, LaLa Feels
Blah-La , teaches children to be more mindful of their feelings and
manage their mood swings.
This children’s book with beautiful illustrations teaches young readers how to deal with waking up “on the wrong side of the bed.” LaLa, like many young children, doesn’t know why she suddenly feels crabby and snappy. Her mom teaches her that she is in charge of her own moods and that she can change her own mood easily like the flip of a coin. It might seem like a small thing, but for a young child, it might help them to understand how their minds work in simple terms. It will encourage them to choose to have a good attitude and being generally positive rather than being negative for no reason. Lala’s mother is loving and patient with her as she learns to deal with her emotions in a positive way.
Also, can I just take a moment to talk about how amazing this art is! It is bright and cartoon-like, and it really brings life to the story. I think it alone would be enough to keep young readers interested.
I would recommend this book to adults looking for children’s books that discuss attitudes and emotions.
I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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literary works of all genres in quiet corners of the local library. She
developed the love of writing at an early age, penning theatrical
productions that were performed in the family living room for an
audience of loved ones. She officially began her creative career as a
young actress in Atlanta, having appeared on stage in a variety of roles
including Puck of Midsummer Night’s Dream and Alice in Alice in
Wonderland.After graduating college Summa Cum Laude from the University of
Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and working a short
stint in the “real world,” she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career
in film. After securing her Screen Actor’s Guild membership through
appearances on television shows like G vs E, The Parkers and Get Real as
well as films like Down to You, Almost Famous, and Disney’s The Kid,
she decided to garner more behind-the-camera experience. She secured
internships at Scott Rudin Productions, one of Hollywood’s most prolific
and demanding producers and Mostow Lieberman Productions (U-571) at
Universal Studios. She soon accepted a paid position with executive
producer Chris Sievernich and discovered her love of screenplay
development, running the coverage department for Kinowelt USA and
assisting in the development of projects like Nurse Betty, The Wedding
Planner and Welcome to Collinwood. After several years of working in
Hollywood, she returned home to Atlanta in 2001 to focus on a career in
strategic marketing.As president and founder of The Virtue Agency, an integrated content
development and marketing agency, Tela has spent the last fifteen years
writing content and maximizing brand exposure and engagement for
clients. She has authored articles that appear on MarketWatch (WSJ),
Yahoo! Finance, MNN.com, EWG.org, and HealthyChild.org. She is also
entering into the literary world with the release of LaLa Feels Blah-La, Book 1 of her debut children’s series, LaLa’s World.
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