The newest picture book from the creators of All Are Welcome to help children navigate BIG FEELINGS!
I have big feelings
You have them too.
How can I help?
What can we do?
In their bestselling picture book All Are Welcome, Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman celebrate kindness, inclusivity, and diversity. Now with Big Feelings, they help children navigate the emotional challenges they face in their daily lives. What should we do when things don't go to plan? We may feel mad, frustrated, or overwhelmed, but by talking it through, compromising, and seeing another point of view, we can start fresh, begin anew.
In All Are Welcome, collaborators Penfold and Kaufman celebrated the spirit of inclusivity. Now comes the hard part: getting stuff done. A diverse group of children share the goal of converting a trash-filled lot into a playground. But cooperation is seldom a given, and "big feelings"--positive and negative--threaten the project: "Feeling bold./ Feeling mad.// Goodbye, happy./Hello, sad." (A pullout poster offers a list of emotions and attendant expressions.) The kids gradually realize that by acknowledging each other's feelings and working together, they can be successful: "I have big feelings./ You have them, too./ How can I help?/ What can we do?" Though the book lacks the exciting immediacy of the creators' previous effort, the little cast is expressive and energetic, and the reward for their hard work--a cleaned-up lot, a fabulous tire swing, and a gleeful, communal puddle splash--feels well-deserved. Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Susan Ginsburg, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Alexandra Penfold, Upstart Crow Literary. (Mar.)Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.