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This unique book of 100 monologues invites elementary school students to explore a wide range of emotions, developing empathy as well as acting skills. Part I contains 20 monologues that each have two contrasting scenarios which alter the feel of the selection (e.g. You just learned your family is moving out of state. Are you excited or sad?). Part II has 30 pairs of monologues that present the same situation from different points of view (e.g. You're insulted that you and your younger sister have the same bedtime. Your sister is glad that the two of you are treated equally.). Part III includes 20 monologues that provide situations without identifying emotions in order to encourage discussion (e.g. Your mom finally made it to one of your baseball games, but you hit a foul ball through her windshield.). This book can help any child build stronger relationships with their peers, parents, siblings, and teachers.