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"When I Miss You" by Cornelia Maude Spelman

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Estimated Value
$10 USD
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Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description


Young children often experience anxiety when they are separated from their mothers or fathers. This newest title in "The Way I Feel" series features a young guinea pig who expresses her distress when her mother and father go away. "Missing you is a heavy, achy feeling. I don't like missing you. I want you right now!" Eventually the little guinea pig realizes that sometimes she and her parents can't be together. When that happens, she knows that others can help. "They can snuggle with me or we can play. It helps me to be warm and close to someone. They remind me that you'll be back."

Item Special Note


  • This series is geared towards children Age 3-6
  • This hardcover is signed by the author and will be mailed to the winning bidder at close of auction.

Cornelia Maude Spelman is a writer, artist, and former social worker who has written about the importance of emotions in the lives of children and families. Her “The Way I Feel” series of picture books for young children is about recognizing and managing emotions and forming healthy, happy relationships. Her books also help children cope with difficult situations such as death and divorce, and aim to educate parents about children's right to control touch, in order to protect them from sexual abuse. Her books have been called “sensitive,” “compassionate,” “gentle,” “reassuring,” and “understanding.”  For some of her children's books, Cornelia has won awards from the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and the Children's Book Committee of Bank Street College of Education. She has also earned several awards from the Illinois Arts Council for her nonfiction writing for adults, and an excerpt from her forthcoming memoir, MISSING, was a finalist for the Penelope Niven Creative Nonfiction Award at the Center for Women Writers at Salem College.