My book review of 'Feelings' by Libby Walden Richard Jones

Feelings

by Libby Walden Richard Jones
Recommended age: 3+
Feelings
by Libby Walden Richard Jones

Each double page describes what a particular emotion might feel like - anger, excitement, sadness, loneliness - by presenting a picture and rhymes about a scene or experience - a volcano or flood, floating in a bubble or waiting for fireworks.

The little figure is constant throughout the book appearing through the cutout of each illustration.

This is a clever, thoughtfully executed book which encourages readers to identify how they're feeling  'inside my heart and in my head'. By understanding it, come to accept and address the emotion. What's more, the author says, by acknowledging these feelings in ourselves, we are better equipped in recognising similar responses in others and we be able to help them to overcome, too.

A beautiful and powerful little book!

Review date: January 2021
Publication date: 12th July 2018