Emotions in Motion is a wonderful resource for supporting children in understanding, recognising and expressing emotions. This book explores the whole spectrum of emotions through glorious words and illustrations. It encourages children to identify their own emotions and to be able to express and understand them. In the first section of the book, the author has delightfully matched each highlighted emotion to a colour, the illustrator has illustrated a facial expression that may match the emotion, and then the author describes the emotion as a simile. The second portion of the book could be described as a simple workbook to help children record and explore their emotional concerns.
Rose Stanley worked as a Student Support Specialist in a New Zealand primary school for six years and has most recently been an advisor for the Lifewalk Trust, where she trains volunteers working in a similar support role. Her work has involved supporting many children as they went through difficult life experiences including bereavement, family separations and friendship problems. She has also written a number of articles for the parenting magazine Tots to Teens.
Lisa Allen is a New Zealand graphic designer and freelance illustrator. She also paints on commission and teaches art. Lisa has illustrated a number of successful picture books including Mangrove (Penguin 2007) and Anzac Day Parade (Penguin 2010).
Age Range: 4-8
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