I love stories which have the character's feelings change over time. I got this idea from Emily Kissner's blog http://emilykissner.blogspot.com/ She used Shortcut by Donald Crews as the mentor text to help children infer the character's feelings throughout the story. I used her lesson on my Smartboard.
The children all had a copy of the story map as well.
We also discussed the narrative elements for this simple story using Beth Newingham's Story Mountain