Molly Potter taught for 11 years in middle schools as a class teacher, science and PSHE co-ordinator. She then worked for several years as an SRE (Sex and Relationships Education) Development Manager, delivering teacher training and supporting primary schools in the development of their SRE programme and policy and many other aspects of PSHE. Molly now works as a teacher in a short-stay school with children that have been or are at risk from being excluded from mainstream schools - putting much of her PSHE expertise into practice. Sarah Jennings has been illustrating children's books since graduating in 2013. At a young age she discovered a love of drawing and has been scribbling and sketching ever since. Sarah enjoys combining traditional and digital techniques to create her illustrations and particularly loves designing characters. She currently lives in London and works from her home studio in the company of her very cheeky three-legged cat.
Emotions can be challenging to navigate, particularly for young children, and this accessible picture book will help them to recognise, talk about and understand their feelings [...] With notes for parents and carers, this invaluable book is ideal to help young children develop their emotional intelligence in a sensitive and considered way. * BookTrust * The text [...] is very clear and will prompt lots of discussion. Equipped with the ability to articulate to themselves and others exactly how they are feeling and why will enable children to deal with strong emotions. The illustrations by Sarah Jennings are fun and friendly, and Potter's approach will prove very helpful for children, parents and teachers alike. -- Chosen as book of the week * Books for Keeps * A must-have for all primary classrooms and homes in which parents want their boys to be able to express how they are feeling in a calm and open manner. * Reading Zone * It's OK to Cry is a book for sharing. It features many words for different emotions in a wide range of scenarios, so that your child will learn and get better at explaining how they feel. Learning to do this will help them understand their emotions and make it easier for them to deal with a whole range of emotions in an effective way, whether these feelings are comfortable, uncomfortable, positive or negative. -- Creative Steps Magazine