As a grandmother of three grade school age children, twin boys and a girl, I've observed their struggles with big feelings and would love to help them learn how to cope. I can't wait to share Valerie Coulman's book, Dragons on the Inside (And Other Big Feelings), with them! Valerie uses ordinary, daily experiences--exactly the ones my grandchildren are experiencing--like playing soccer on a team for the first time and moving to a new place, attending a new school. I love the way Valerie includes what's going on "on the outside" and "on the inside."
The analogies, a dragon, a roller coaster, a walrus, and more are so relatable and fun.Artist Alexandra Colombo's warm, wonderful, colorful illustrations help to bring the boy's story to life. And the focus isn't just on experiencing bad feelings, but good feelings, too, like the happiness of making a new friend. Helpful parent pages are included at the end, "Talking to Children About Emotions." I was given a complimentary copy of this book to help promote it, and I'm so glad I did! Children today have to cope with so much, and this book will help start a conversation and a road to understand. I highly recommend it!