(The Way I Feel Books) PreS-K. In this picture book from the well-received the Way I Feel series, Spelman offers support for children with separation anxiety and, in a note to parents and teachers, practical advice for helping kids cope. A little guinea pig narrates, telling her parents how she feels and how she comforts herself when they leave her at day care or with a babysitter. She even mentions how unsettling a parent's business trip can be. While acknowledging anger and sadness ("Missing you is a heavy, achy feeling"), the text and illustrations show the little guinea pig moving beyond her initial despondency into play, laughter, and good times, including the happiness of being reunited. Few picture books deal with this common childhood trial in such a helpful way, acknowledging the emotions and providing reassurance. The lively illustrations feature lively line drawings washed with warm, glowing colors are drawn with a keen eye for the child's world.