It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do, Josh Langley (Big Sky Publishing)
Author-illustrator Josh Langley has created “a little book with a BIG message” to help children come to terms with their feelings. It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do traverses the myriad of emotions a person feels, explaining them, providing simple and practical approaches for dealing with them when they become too overwhelming, and reassuring the reader that feeling these emotions is normal and okay. The life-affirming, positive text is supported with simple, colourful illustrations that are designed to help you see the positive in every situation. It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do is a wonderful tool to help foster self-esteem in a child. Reading it is like receiving a warm, nurturing hug! You will be happy that you did.