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This book is designed to help children to understand and articulate the emotions they might experience – feelings of anxiety and worry, pride, joy and excitement, sadness, anger and jealousy – and provides simple strategies for managing their mental health.

Full of monster-themed stories, activities and downloadable worksheets, it is ideal to use individually or in group settings with ages 5-9. Children will meet characters like Thomas, the big purple monster who has a heavy backpack full of his worries, and Geronimo, who inconveniently creates small floods with his tears all around Icicle Island. The second part of the book is a detailed guide for adults with explanations of key concepts, support for delivering the activities, suggested discussion points and drama activities to consolidate learning.

Reviews

Worries as tiny paper aeroplanes, solutions to sadness in a suitcase and friendship milkshakes! Three of many images that Amie offers to engage young people in starting a conversation about their feelings. We all have them, and now we have an activity book to help us deal with our emotions.
David Gumbrell, author of The Amazing A-Z of Resilience
This brilliant book of stories is a lovely way into discussions about a wide range of feelings. The stories effortlessly spark discussion and capture children's imagination. The guidance and suggestions for adults add a richness and confidence to these conversations. A remarkable resource that is a joy to engage with.
Dr Pooky Knightsmith
It's very common for adults to forget how it really feels to be a child - it is why we sometimes invalidate children's very real worries, as well as their joys. The Monster Book of Feelings is very special because it talks to children directly, as well as to their makers and carers. It encourages children and adults to explore and share feelings with each other through wonderful stories, and playful and thoughtful activities. It looks at the here and now of children's mental health, and to what children will need in the future.
Ryan Campinho Valadas, Integrative Therapist at Self Space
Hoorah for this brilliant and beautifully illustrated mental health resource for young children and adults. Through the monster adventures on Icicle Island and many fun activities, children are enabled to connect with their own emotions, make sense of them & learn how to become more peaceful & happy. A fantastic book for both educational settings and home.
Suzanne Bennett, Senior Inclusion Officer and Deputy DSL