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Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings

It’s my stop on the exciting virtual book tour for Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings by Talar Herculian Coursey hosted by The Children’s Book Review

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About Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings

Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings book cover

Title: Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings

Written by: Talar Hercuilian Coursey & Riley Herculian Coursey

Illustrated by: Meri Andreasyan

Ages: 4+ | 36 Pages

Publisher: Purple Butterfly Press (2024)

ISBN-13: 9781955119450

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We have big feelings!

Sometimes we don’t know what to do with them or how to change our thoughts that cause these feelings. The first day of school can be scary, but “Furrapist” Jackson Johnson and cute pup Ralphy of Ralphy’s Rules for the Good Life are committed to helping a busload of kids understand and manage their big feelings. During the ride to school, Furrapist Jackson Johnson teaches the children that they can choose their emotions and decide how to respond to them. Ralphy and Jackson make the complicated subject of emotional intelligence accessible for kids to understand and, more importantly, implement in their everyday lives.

So hop on the bus with us, and let’s learn about how taking charge of our feelings can change our day!

Review for Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings 

Such a much-needed book! What a great tool to help children communicate what they are feeling. It assists in narrowing down the fear causing the feelings. As a special bonus, we won’t be the nagging nelly forcing them to talk to us! The illustrations are fantastic and child friendly. While the characters are a diverse group, they suffer a variety of feelings and fears. I adored Jackson the furr-apist! It’s a thoroughly delightful book young children will reach for again and again. This amazing book would be fantastic for parents, teachers, and counselors. This post is sponsored by Purple Butterfly Press. The review and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal opinion.

About the Author

Talar Herculian Coursey is a lawyer by day and a children’s book author, Life Coach, and philanthropist by night (more like mornings). She has been a General Counsel since 2011 and recently joined ComplyAuto, a privacy/cybersecurity SAAS company. Before going in-house, she was a file clerk, associate, and partner at the national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips LLP. Talar is a co-author of both #Networked: How 20 Women Lawyers Overcame the Confines of COVID-19 Social Distancing to Create Connections, CultivateCommunity, & Build Businesses in the Midst of a Global Pandemic and Women In Law: Discovering the True Meaning of Success. Her first children’s book, Ralphy’s Rules for Living the Good Life, was published in 2021.

Talar has served as the President of the Salt Lake City Chapter of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (“SOAR”) since 2015. SOAR, founded in 2005, supports orphanages in Syria, Lebanon and Armenia. She runs the Salt Lake City Half Marathon every year to raise money for SOAR in memory of her father. Net proceeds from her children’s books also go to SOAR. In addition to being a mother, wife, lawyer, life coach, and philanthropist, she is also a runner, yogi, and Jesus, Eckhart Tolle, Peloton, and Brandon Flowers groupie.

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Ralphy’s Rules for Feelings Tour Schedule 

Follow along on the tour to see what everyone is saying!

Monday, January 22, 2024 The Children’s Book Review Book Review
Tuesday, January 23, 2024 Me Two Books A Storytime Activity
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 Life Is What It’s Called Author Interview with Talar Herculian Coursey
Thursday, January 25, 2024 The Fairview Review Book Review
Friday, January 25, 2024 Confessions of a Book Addict Book Spotlight
Monday, January 29, 2024 A Blue Box Full of Books Book Review and Little Free Library Drop
Tuesday, January 30, 2024 icefairy’s Treasure Chest Book Review
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Book Review
Thursday, February 1, 2024 Cover Lover Book Review Book Review
Friday, February 2, 2024 One More Exclamation Book Review
Monday, February 5, 2024 Country Mamas with Kids Book Review
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 The Momma Spot Book Review
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 Barbara Ann Mojica Book Review
Thursday, February 8, 2024 Deliciously Savvy Book Review
Friday, February 9, 2024 Stargirls Magical Tale Book Review

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