About the Book and Author
Inclusive and absorbing, this reassuring picture book helps children name and acknowledge feelings of all kinds, and develop empathy skills. The simple story about a group of children who decide to make a play area for themselves on some waste ground is written by Alexandra Penfold and beautifully illustrated in colour by Suzanne Kaufman. It is published by Bloomsbury.
This I have big feelings. You have them too. How can I help? What can we do? Follow a group of children through a day in their neighbourhood, as they play together and navigate the BIG feelings that we all experience. What should we do when things don’t go to plan?
We may feel angry, frustrated or overwhelmed; we may feel hopeful, tired or even . . . inspired.
We love that the children are from all different races and abilities so readers from all backgrounds can relate to the story
This is a lovely book with so many fantastic messages within it.
There are some big words about feelings accompanied by some great illustrations to help the young with understanding. The repetition in the book really made it flow well and create emphasis for a key point about how to deal with our feelings.
Through the illustrations this book manages to incorporate nature and inclusion in addition to feelings and emotions.
We love that the children are from all different races and abilities so readers from all backgrounds can relate to the story.
The pictures had so many details to see and sparked many interesting conversations.
Adam liked the flap which reveals a huge picture.
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- Name: Adam
- Age: 2 years
- Likes: eating fruit, jigsaw puzzles and visiting the park
- Dislikes: helicopters and fireworks
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