Berta is tidy, never throws tantrums, and never cries. Whenever she feels overwhelmed, she just opens one of her boxes of emotions and shuts in her tears, fear, and anger. But what would happen if one day she lost control? Berta discovers that emotions should be felt and not locked up. Berta’s Boxes is a wonderful story about dealing with emotions and learning to understand and express your feelings.
This book is wonderful. It is full of emotion even just through the words and pictures. The pictures are cartoon drawings of Berta, her family and friends. The book is a great tool for having a conversation with children about building coping skills and how to cope when we have bad days. This is advice that can definitely be passed on to the adult reading the book as well.--Youth Services Book Review
In what may be something of a leap for a young audience, Berta changes her ways, loosens up, and learns to talk about her feelings instead of putting them in boxes. When she’s upset, she can draw, trace, cut, and glue some “magnificent monsters.” Making art helps. ---Kirkus
This book is a great catalyst to help kids ( and perhaps some adults ) discuss and manage their emotions. I love the illustrations which enrich the positive and inspirational message of the book. I recommend "Berta's Boxes".---Baby Bookworms Blog
With its positive, entertaining, and 'kid friendly' message about emotions, "Berta's Boxes" by the team of author/storyteller Dario Alvisi and artist/illustrator Amelie Graux is a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library.--Midwest Book Review, Childrens Bookwatch
The illustrations in this book were so cute, and the overall message and execution were wonderful!---Netgalley-Reviewer
The pictures and colorful and represent well what is happening on the page. They are also appealing to the eye. There are several good ideas of what can be done to let out sad or angry feelings.---Netgalley-Educator
I love the bright illustrations. Every page is sparking with color. Berta’s facial expressions are very emotive and I like the design of the scenes.---Luminous Libro