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A Book of Feelings

By Amanda McCardie
Illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino

A warm, gentle book for young children who sometimes struggle to express what they're feeling.

A Book of Feelings stars a brother and sister, Sam and Kate, and their dog, Fuzzy Bean. Sam and Kate know what makes them happy: cuddling Mum, reading a story with Dad, swimming, running and dancing … lots of things! But they don’t feel happy all the time, and in the course of the book we see them feeling grumpy, embarrassed, shy, nervous, frightened, sad and jealous. This book shows the children in many different situations at home and at school, and show how they change over time, how emotions can escalate and how people can help each other. Amanda McCardie’s supremely subtle and sensitive text is as alive to the nuances of children’s behaviour as Salvatore Rubbino’s amazing pictures.

  • Praise for A Book of Feelings: "Remarkable; simple but never oversimplified ... a good starting place to help children talk through emotions." - the Observer
  • A sensitively written book with poignant, beautifully observed pictures from the illustrator of Just Ducks!, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
  • The back matter includes an index and an author's note, with a list of useful organisations and picture books that address different feelings. Amanda McCardie is a trained psychologist.

About the author

Amanda McCardie has a degree in English and has worked as an editor, nursery assistant and teacher. She compiled The Collins Book of Love Poems and is also the author of two books for children: The Frog Ballet (which won a UK Reading Association Award for a substantial contribution to children’s literacy) and Davy and Snake. She has studied infant observation and child development at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London. She lives in London, N1. Salvatore Rubbino is a rising talent in the world of illustration. His first book for children, A Walk in New York, was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards, his second, A Walk in London, won an SLA Information Book Award, and his third, Just Ducks! (written by Nicola Davies), was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Salvatore teaches on the MA Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art and at Southampton Solent University. He lives in London, E15.

About the illustrator

Salvatore Rubbino is a rising talent in the world of illustration. His first book for children, A Walk in New York, was shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards, his second, A Walk in London, won an SLA Information Book Award, and his third, Just Ducks! (written by Nicola Davies), was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Salvatore teaches on the MA Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art and at Southampton Solent University. He lives in London, E15.

ISBN: 9781406365917
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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