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Big Feelings

A Story About Big Emotions and the Power of Empathy

Alexandra Penfold Suzanne Kaufman



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18 May 2021
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. No matter how we're feeling or how different we are, it's never too late to talk things through and learn to see the world from another point of view.

Warm and inspiring, this uplifting picture book helps children name and acknowledge feelings of all kinds, and learn to put themselves in others' shoes. Because whatever we're feeling, we're never alone.
By:   Alexandra Penfold
Illustrated by:   Suzanne Kaufman
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 255mm, 
Weight:   248g
ISBN:   9781526639776
ISBN 10:   1526639777
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   18 May 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alexandra Penfold is a literary agent and the bestselling author of All Are Welcome. Suzanne Kaufman is an award-winning animator and children's book illustrator, and has worked on several books including the bestselling All Are Welcome. She lives in Seattle with her husband Jonathan and two daughters.

Reviews for Big Feelings: A Story About Big Emotions and the Power of Empathy

Expressive and energetic * Publishers Weekly * [The book's] strength is the diversity on display in its pages. There's a rainbow of skin tones and hair colours ... and markers of religious and cultural diversity. Allows kids to practice identifying and dealing with their own big feelings * Kirkus Reviews * I'd like to highly recommend this book. It's so needed and useful especially when you read it during the mental health week. I think every primary school should have this book * NetGalley Reviewer * Simple premise, but very powerful. The illustrations are beautiful ... The characters in the book are diverse, and the rhyming text is charming * NetGalley Reviewer * This showcases some of the finest in children's picture book writing. Never twee, this book celebrates emotions, including the big ones, with a dose of humour and illustrations that are never short of stunning ... a fun class book for reading aloud and learning about emotions, or a cosy bedtime ritual to curl up and look through the pictures * Librarian, NetGalley Reviewer * Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate * Kirkus Reviews on ALL ARE WELCOME * A lively, timely picture book * Booklist on ALL ARE WELCOME * A celebration as much as it is a story * Bookbairn on ALL ARE WELCOME * This book has a lovely array of representation and diversity which was brilliant to see. Really addresses the complexity of feelings and how overwhelming this can be for a child * NetGalley Reviewer * A quirky and lovingly illustrated tale about of group of children playing together ... a great way to start a discussion about naming and coping with feelings * Storytime Magazine *

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