We are excited to tell you about a new New Zealand children's book Feel A Little little poems about big feelings that will be published in April.
Feel A Little is a book of little poems about emotions, with rhyming, read-along poetry by Jenny Palmer (of A Little Ink) and illustrated with bright, imaginative characters by Evie Kemp.
“We've created Feel A Little to use all those elements to engage kids"; says Evie, “It's all very well having important messages about feelings for children, but you have to design something parents and children will actually want to look at! We want to show that books about feelings don't have to be stuffy, preachy or gloomy! They can be beautiful, fresh and spark imagination!"
"I love the thought of a child opening up a well-worn Feel A Little Book to the tab with the emotion they feel and just pointing to it. I feel like that would be such a great way to open up when you don't know how to." - Jenny Palmer.
Feel A Little isn't just a beautiful book, it's a whole toolbox for starting conversations about emotions from a young age. It is perfect for reading to children from a young age, and for children aged 7 to 11 years old to read to you.
To make the project possible Feel A Little launched on the crowd-funding platform Kickstarter. The good news is that Jenny and Evie have already reached their goal and have enough funds to be able to publish the book. You can still order a copy for yourself, or give a copy to a child in foster care until 28 March here.
Evie and Jenny believe every little book can and should make a difference, so they will be giving $1 for every book sold on Kickstarter to the wonderful charity Foster Hope.