Winner ABIA Small Publisher Children’s Book of the Year 2018
“Josh Langley is the Todd Parr of Australian kids books.” “Josh Langley writes amazing, fresh, inspiring books.”
Following from the success of his groundbreaking kids book Being You is Enough which one reviewer called “one of the best self esteem books for kids”, Langley now uses his original style to get kids to make friends with their feelings and emotions.
Everyone has feelings … sometimes we just don’t know what to do with them!
Happy, sad, lonely, angry, anxious, proud, scared – they’re all feelings and emotions and they’re all OK! Yes – every single one of them!
In this bright and heartening book, Josh Langley helps kids get to know and make friends with their feelings.
Bursting with simple and effective ways that kids can notice and handle difficult emotions like anger, anxiety, and loss and also rejoice in the positive feelings such as joy, empathy and happiness, this is a little book with a big message.
It’s Ok to Feel the Way You Do empowers kids to understand and share their feelings so they can enjoy life a whole lot more.
Josh Langley has spent the last 17 years in radio as an advertising copywriter and has been nominated and won several state, national and international copywriting awards. He also owns his own creative agency. He lives in the South West of Western Australian, on 7 Acres, with his partner along with a few chooks, veggie garden, a myriad of native birds and a snake called Bernard.
“Langley’s little books of BIG messages about self-help and self-esteem are house favourites. Neither overtly moralistic nor sermonic, they present beautiful messages of love, understanding and hope, accompanied with novel, cartoon-esque illustrations. This one encourages kids to acknowledge their self-worth and stick by themselves, 100% of the time. It explores feelings, emotions that all kids experience but can’t always name or comprehend. Pride and anger sit side-by-side fear and elation in this little compendium of inspirational explanations that allows kids to recognise and embrace ALL of their feelings, understand their origins and the outcomes of experiencing them. Like life, Langley’s illustrations don’t promise to be perfect and yet, they are; perfectly hued and fashioned with little egos and funny bones in mind. I wish I could draw stick figures as well! In the end we are all full of feelings, not all of them always welcome or pleasant but they are who we are and what makes us uniquely human, nonetheless. I love the take-home idea that if we all made friends with our feelings rather than kept on suppressing or ignoring them all the time, then we’d have much more time for fun. Brilliant! Perfect for 5 – 12-year-olds and those of us big kids who may have forgotten how to feel.”. – Dimity Powell – Boomerang Books Review
Also available from this author
Being You is Enough and Other Important Stuff