Feel a Little: Little Poems About Big Feelings
Feel A Little is a colourful, character-filled book about big feelings for little ones.
Feel A Little features a rainbow of 14 important emotions, all explored through gorgeous 'read along' rhymes accompanied by cute characters. Feel A Little is perfect for reading to children from a young age, and for children aged 7-11 to read to you.
Youth emotional and mental health are huge issues in our communities, with children maturing earlier and facing an isolating modern world with modern challenges. As a community we need to start focussing on understanding and encouraging communication around feelings from an early age - equipping children with the tools they need to best face the ups and downs (and in-betweens) of life. Parents, caregivers and educators need a variety of ways to encourage these conversations and the safe space of engaged reading together is a proven, effective beginning.
Feel A Little creates poetic and imaginative word prompts and a visual language for emotions, providing a starting point for discussions that you can come back to again and again.
Storylines Notable Book Award winner, Jenny Palmer, wrangles A Little Ink poetic illustration, and two darling rascals, Frankie and Boe, with her amazing husband Ben and an aptly-named cat, Dread Pirate Roberts. Jenny's award winning first book "A Little Abc" was published by Beatnik Publishing in 2015. Evie Kemp is an artist, illustrator and designer. Known mainly for her expressive animal portraits and use of bold colour, Evie also creates graphic pattern designs and has seen her work applied to print, ceramics and textiles. Evie works predominantly with pencil drawing combined with digital techniques, from her home studio in South Auckland where she lives with her husband Sam and various pets. Her first picture book "A Dog Like That!" (Authored by Janene Cooper, published by Duck Creek Press 2010) was a NZ Post Book Awards Picture Book Finalist 2011, won a Storylines Notable Book Award 2011 and was a finalist in the LIANZA Russell Clark Award for illustration. Feel A Little is her third children's book.