What to Say When You Don’t Know What To Say
Davina Bell and Hilary Jean Tapper
Lothian Children’s Books
From the award-winning author of All the Ways to Be Smart, comes a warm and whimsical guide to negotiating new experiences and big emotions with empathy, kindness and words from the heart.
I’m not brave enough today. Maybe next time.
You’re hurting my feelings right now.
Want to join in?
A warm and whimsical guide to negotiating life’s little moments and big emotions with empathy, kindness and words from the heart.
From award-winning and much-loved author Davina Bell and exciting new illustrator, Hilary Jean Tapper.
Contemporary children’s books are delightful, whimsical and in this so helpful too. I don’t think this is a book for children. This is a book for adults and children. This is a book of prompts for when you are lost for words, when you have big feelings…when you aren’t feeling brave, or you are feeling sorry…happens to adults too…and sometimes just saying or hearing these words will help us out the next time we are in a situation when words escape us, when we don’t have previous experience to call upon.
A beautiful book. Put this one on your Christmas or any other occasion list. Actually, don’t wait for an “occasion” – gift this to yourself now. Or to your children’s classroom or library.
I love the idea of teaching young people how to speak for themselves. It’s sometimes really hard to explain that you’re feeling shy, or want to meet a new friend, or….. Once kids learn these tools, they can negotiate relationships so much better! This really looks like a great way to start conversations with young people, too, Carol.
I think it is probably the best kids book I have read this year – the potential for this to be so helpful, to start conversations, to talk about feelings is huge.( and works for adults too)🙂
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