Dr Seuss wrote this text in 1973, inspired by the panoramic view of the ocean from his study. He stated in a letter that it “needed a great colour artist who would not dominated by me and who would bring a new pattern of thinking to my words”. After his death in 1991 his widow brought it to the attention of his editor who commissioned the remarkable paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. It was published posthumously in 1996 by Alfred A. Knopf.
This rhyming story is a wonderful book to talk with children about feelings. Each day is described in terms of a particular colour, which in turn is associated with specific emotions. Using a spectrum of vibrant colours and a menagerie of animals, this unique book can help children convey feelings they are experiencing and offers a springboard for externalising conversations to help children take more control over problem feelings or enlist happy feelings. The changing days, feelings and colours conveys a sense of hope for children that feeling sad, angry or good can change.
Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."
“Your thoughts create your life!” This is the message that Louise Hay has been teaching people throughout the world for more than 27 years. Now, children can learn and understand the powerful idea that they have control over their thoughts and words, and in turn, what happens in their life. Within the pages of I Think, I Am! kids will find out the difference between negative thoughts and positive affirmations. Fun illustrations and simple text demonstrate how to make the change from negative thoughts and words to those that are... More info
Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counsellors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone. The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches your private parts, tell your mom,... More info
Feeling nervous is uncomfortable but it can mean that you're about to do something really, really brave! The Feelings Series is especially designed to help children better understand their feelings and how to identify, manage and express those feelings in an appropriate and acceptable way - both to themselves and to others. These books provide an invaluable tool to help build confidence, self-esteem and contribute to a healthy emotional foundation upon which children can thrive. Each book features questions to the reader, which encourages both introspection and discussion about the... More info