Big Feelings (Hardcover)
Sometimes things don’t quite go our way, but that’s okay! We should all encourage children to understand that their complex feelings are valid, even if they aren’t always reasonable or warranted. We can encourage them to think about how others may feel without invalidating their feelings. One of my favorite things about this book is that the illustrations are so much more inclusive than many of the books I grew up with, and I think that is a beautiful thing. – Kim T.— From Mercurial May Staff Picks
Spring 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“A great jumping-off point for discussions about all those big feelings! This is a beautiful book about working through whatever is happening and whatever you’re feeling. It doesn’t minimize one’s emotions, but rather shows tools for coping. I love looking at how each individual approaches the different situations — you could write a whole thesis on community and personal relationships with this book.”
— Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
The newest picture book from the creators of All Are Welcome to help children navigate BIG FEELINGS!
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.
About the Author
Alexandra Penfold is a literary agent and the author of All Are Welcome, The Littlest Viking, Eat, Sleep, Poop, and Food Truck Fest. When she isn't writing and drinking strong iced coffee, she can be found perfecting her lattice crust. She lives in Brooklyn with her family. Follow her on Twitter @AgentPenfold and Instagram @bklynbrownie.
Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator, and lover of school potlucks. Her books include All Are Welcome, Confiscated, I Love Monkey, 100 Bugs, Naughty Claudine Christmas, and Samanthasaurus Rex. When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you will find her teaching animation or working in her studio. She lives in Seattle with her family. Follow her on Twitter @skaufmanart and Instagram @suzannekaufman.
“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.” –Publishers Weekly
“As with its predecessor, its strength is again the diversity on display in its pages.” –Kirkus Reviews