Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Amy Poehlr, Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen, Disney, Pixar, Emotions, Personality, Moving, Growing Up, Animated
Through her eleven years of life, Riley’s emotions have always been there to protect her. When Riley and her parents move from Minnesota to San Francisco Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust, and Sadness are there to help the move go as smoothly as possible, although Joy thinks they could do without Sadness. When Riley’s core memories are accidentally knocked out of place, Sadness and Joy are sucked out of Headquarters and are stuck in Riley’s long-term memory. Without her core memories to help guide her, the stress of moving across the country starts to change Riley. Joy is determined to get back to Headquarters and help make Riley happy again. Along the way, Joy learns that sometimes Riley has to be sad before she can be happy again. Joy and Sadness learn to work together to return Riley’s core memories and help her come to terms with moving.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 36:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol36/iss2/5