{The Mother Company} Ruby’s Studio Books

For kids, every new thing is a new adventure on itself. Along this little adventures come new feelings that often confuse their minds. Specially when the feeling is too much to handle and they can’t figure out how to express what they are going through, which adds to their stress and frustration.

It is of utmost importance to start talking about feelings with our kids and The Mother Company makes it easier for us parents.


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Ruby’s Studio is their award-winning line of products based in social and emotional learning for young children. This line offers a DVD and books to better illustrate feelings through short stories.

Ruby’s Studio has 3 great books that both my boys and I enjoy reading:


Sally Simon Simmon's Super Frustrating DaySally Simon Simmons’ Super Frustrating Day (Ruby’s Studio) is ”A must for ever young child’s library.” Through Sally’s super frustrating day, via fun rhymes and great illustrations, Sally portraits what it feels to be frustrated. During this one hard day in school, Sally decides to build the tallest sandwich is her class. Of course not everything goes as planned, tower after tower succumbs to gravity and, soon, Sally feels like giving up, she is frustrated.

I really like how the story is so easy for little kids to understand what is going on. When we first read it my 2 year old got so worried when he saw Sally sad that he repeatedly asked me what was going on and if she would be OK.

My oldest, 4, always giggles when I try to say Sally’s name without mumbling. I mean, try to say Sally Simon Simmons’ 3 times fast! I double dog dare you!

Suggested age:  3-6

$12.95,  can also be found on Amazon.


The Little Book of Feelings

A Little Book About Feelings is based on the segment with the same name in the award-winning children’s show, “Ruby’s Studio:  The Feelings Show.”

This story is short but straight to the point. Through the beautiful images, that remind me of my childhood, the little creatures in the book engage young kids as they learn the origins and variety of feelings.

This is J. favorite book. He was more interested on looking at the images than the actual story. But he knew what he was looking at. He saw a baby cry, and this made him sad, and he was fast to share his discovery with me.

“Kids who are good at expressing feelings grow up more confident, smarter, healthier  …and happier!”  — Dr. Harvey Karp, MD, creator of the DVD/book “The Happiest Toddler On The Block”

Suggested age:  2-5.

$12.95, can also be found on Amazon.


My Feelings Activity BookThrough every page of the My Feelings Activity Book , your kid becomes the author. Full of fun and personalized fill-in-the-blank activities kids venture on to explore who they are and how they feel.

Each page covers a new feelings. From mad to sad, frustrated to happy, every feeling is explained through drawings and coloring activities.

This journal reminds my of my Wreck This Journal where you set into a self-discovering journey. I most honestly say that the My Feelings Activity Book is the kids’ version of self-discovering.

Suggested age: 3-8.

$12.95, can also be found on Amazon.


My Feelings Activity Book

A. loves this book. In part it might simply be because he is being encouraged to color, write, and draw on every page. Oh, and we can’t forget the stickers!

Each feeling comes with 4 different reactions and kids are to circle those that they have felt. On some, A. circled all, on some others he only circled two. It is interesting to see how they react to each feeling and how well they know it. This book has opened new conversations on how feelings work and how to work them out. I have truly enjoyed working on this book with him.


These 3 books are a must have for your children’s books library. They are fun, cute, entertaining, and super important for our little kids. They can make every bad day better by understanding what we are feeling.


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Find all these 3 books @ Ruby’s Studio or Amazon.


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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.


  • Lena - @elenka29
    August 31, 2012

    Thank You for the ideas – I was looking for some books for my daughter’s birthday

  • Ashley S
    August 31, 2012

    These books look great!

  • Debbie
    August 31, 2012

    Wonderful book, I remember when I was teaching that was one of the things we stressed on. Feelings and how to know what you are feeling, and how to react/not react to that feeling.

  • Bonnie
    August 31, 2012

    This looks like a great teaching tool.

  • Kathryn
    September 5, 2012

    These books look amazing. I will have to check them out for my little boy. Thanks!