Author(s): Mary Hoffman
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, including: *Happy * Sad * Excited * Bored * Interested * Angry * Upset * Calm * Silly * Lonely * Scared * Safe *Embarrassed * Shy * Confident * Worried * Jealous * Satisfied The final spread is about Feeling Better because sharing and talking about feelings helps us to feel better. 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 humour to make sure the book is fun. Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith look at feelings in family life, at school and everywhere with the same warmth, wit and sensitivity that they brought to their award- winning The Great Big Book of Families.
'A terrific book, complemented by quirky and humorous illustrations from Ros Asquith. ... This is an essential book for schools as well as being perfect for families.' -- Marilyn Brocklehurst The Bookseller, Children's Bookseller's Choice 'If it is anywhere as useful, funny and truthful as primary school stalwart the Great Big Book of Families, it will be worth the wait.' The Bookseller Crow, Families SE
MARY HOFFMAN has written nearly 100 books for children that range from picture books to teenage fiction. Amazing Grace and the other titles featuring the resourceful and imaginative Grace have received enormous critical acclaim and sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Her other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home and An Angel Just Like Me as well as the hugely successful Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, which won the 2011 SLA Information Book Award. Mary lives in rural Oxfordshire with her husband and three Burmese cats. She has three adult daughters who all work in the arts. For more information about Mary, visit her website: www.maryhoffman.co.uk ROS ASQUITH has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people, including the bestseller The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, the Teenage Worrier series, Letters from an Alien Schoolboy-which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize- and her debut picture story book It's Not Fairy. She worked as a photographer, designer and teacher before becoming a theatre critic for Time Out and the Observer, and diary writer for the TV Times. Ros lives in north London with her husband and two sons. For more information about Ros, visit her website: www.rosasquith.co.uk