I'm a big fan of Anthony Browne and we have quite a few of his books. My boys are aged 2 and 4 and both really enjoy 'Things I Like' and 'I Like Books', which feature the same monkey character as this new book. That's why I bought this book as soon as I saw it, as I thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce them to talking about feelings.
However, my kids haven't really clicked with this book. It might just be that I chose the hardback book, whereas we have the smaller board book versions of the other two, which makes them easier to handle. But also, I think maybe the idea of feelings is a bit complex for my two-year-old (whose speech development is quite delayed), and my four-year-old is now interested in longer story books with a narrative (which probably introduce ideas about feelings too, in a less direct way).
Disappointingly, the drawings in this book don't seem to have nearly the same level of care and detail as the majority of Browne's books. One of the reasons that I love his work so much is that there are always new things to spot in his drawings - hidden images, references to surrealism and other artistic movements, and themes that run throughout (My Mum and My Dad are great examples of this last one). In contrast, the drawings in 'How Do You Feel?' look hurried and sparse - it feels like rushed sketches rather than Browne's usual detailed artwork.
Overall, I don't feel that the book is up to Anthony Browne's usual high standard. I would heartily recommend many of his books, but not this one.