A little girl wakes up feeling strange, with a mixture of unsettled feelings inside.
Her day gets worse when her big sister eats her favourite breakfast cereal, another child in her class takes her favourite pencil and at playtime her friends are playing a game she doesn’t understand. Mum, Dad and her teacher all tell her she should not get angry, but the little girl knows she isn’t just angry, her feelings are more complicated than that.
Eventually she talks to her mum who helps her understand her confusing mixture of emotions including sadness and nervousness about different situations. The illustrations convey the young child’s confusing mixture of feelings very effectively in her expressions and body language. However when the child is described as painting her room red it might be a bit confusing to young readers that there is no red paint or crayon to be seen in the illustration.
This is a book designed to help young children understand their complicated feelings a little better and realise the importance of talking about them.
A first picture book for young children from award winning, Manjeet Mann.