Emotion Leadership

Harness the Power of Your Emotions

Emotion Leadership

Harness the Power of Your Emotions


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The Zoo in You™

The Zoo in You™, written by ELE Founder and CEO, Christina Trevino, was designed to teach children to recognize, respect, and talk about their emotions using warm storytelling and loveable characters. This book engages your child’s natural curiosity as they explore and identify the first four emotions:
happy, sad, angry, and scared.

But, it's not only a book. The Zoo in You™ is an innovative educational program that highlights Social Emotional development. It is designed to make it easier to communicate with children about their emotions and behavior in terms they can easily understand. Children who grasp the impact of emotions grow into strong leaders as they move from childhood to adulthood.

We offer coloring and activity books, available for all ages, that complement our imaginative storybooks. The series is designed to help your child and family members discover and explore their Range of Emotions™. Together, they’ll gain self-esteem, build self-awareness, and improve communication about their feelings.

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The Zoo in You Colorbook!

Engage your curiosity and

wonder with the new Zoo In You color book!

Enjoy 100+ lively illustrations for coloring that include a zoo, a zoo keeper, animals, and a trusted guide.

Plus, you’ll discover our Emotion Leadership formula wrapped in a wonderful story for reading and learning all about emotions.

It’s amazing and fun for the whole family!

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About the Zoo In You™

The Zoo in You™ is sprinkled with self-development wisdom and uses a child’s love of animals to teach them about their feelings. The Emotion Leadership formula provides the framework for children to process emotions mentally, physically and emotionally for healthy well-being.

You'll meet our plucky zoo guide, Sami, Hugzy the duck, and a cast of emotion-based characters that provide a structure and vocabulary to explore and share feelings. Sami discovers that she is the “ZooKeeper” of her emotional zoo and that no emotion is “right” or “wrong.” After all, as Hugzy says: “feeling emotions makes a ZooKeeper strong.”

In 2013, The Zoo In You was featured at the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Conference for Military Families. It was the only children's program selected.

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Meet The Characters of the Zoo In You

The Zoo

 "Meet your emotions,
Some might be new,
It's your special place,
The Zoo In You!"

Shay the donkey
Breathing is one way to care for yourself.

I’m Shay the Donkey,

I'll tell you about sad,

It comes and goes,

It’s not good or bad.


“Emotions are not who
you are.  Emotions are

just where you.”

I'm Tabi-tha the Tiger,

I'll teach anger to you,

It can be useful,

When you know what to do.


Teen Leadership
“Feeling emotions make
a Zoo Keeper strong.”

I'm Marti the Mouse,

I'll tell you about scared,

I'll share my skills, 

So, you'll feel prepared.


"Trust in yourself.
You can do it!"

My name is Hugzy 

I’m your trusted guide

 I’ll walk with you

Right by your side!


Zoo Keeper's have POWER
to tame their emotions!

Exploring emotions,

It's fun to do!

You’re the mighty ZooKeeper,

At the Zoo In You!

The Zoo Keeper

Sometimes I’m happy in every way. Sometimes it’s just a small part of my day.”

I'm Hucky the ducky

I have a wise view

I'll teach you about happy

My outlook is new!


"An emotion is not who you are.

An emotion is just where you are."

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