The book opens with the question: "How are you feeling today?" And this leads on to a spread by spread presentation of a wide range of feelings, taken from the following:
* Happy * Sad * Excited * Bored * Interested * Embarrassed
* Lonely * In need of solitude * Looking forward to something
* Confused * Hurt * Scared * Relieved * Angry * Calm
* Shy * Confident * Jealous * Worried * Amazed/Surprised
* Lucky * Cheerful * Playful
The approach and design follows The Great Big Book of Families, with lots of different children in lots of different situations, brief text captions and questions and plenty of humor to make sure the book is fun, as well as dealing with a serious and important subject - human feelings.
About the Author
Mary Hoffman has written over 90 books for children, that range from picture books to novels. Amazing Grace, first published in 1991, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has since become a modern classic. Together with its sequels, Grace and Family and Princess Grace, and the storybooks Starring Grace, Encore Grace and Bravo, Grace, it has sold around 1.5 million copies. Mary has also written the hugely successful Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, which is now in 15 editions worldwide. Her other books for Frances Lincoln include The Color of Home, Kings and Queens of the Bible and An Angel Just Like Me. She lives in Oxfordshire. Ros Asquith contributes Doris, a regular cartoon feature, to The Guardian. She is the author of the Teenage Worrier books which explore the many anxious moments facing teenagers, suggesting how to solve them with humor and self-reliance. Ros lives in north London.
Praise for The Great Big Book of Feelings…
Praise for The Great Big Book of Families:
"Something for everyone in this truly multicultural exploration. Ros Asquith's illustrations are witty and wonderful . . . An excellent choice for the primary school library." School Librarian