Orchard Books paperback £6.99
It's a beautiful day and Worrysaurus has planned a special picnic but a small butterfly of worry starts fluttering in his tummy, what if it rains? what if he gets lost? What if? What if? This is something for every little worrier, utterly adorable, loveable and very reassuring.
Thames & Hudson £11.95
Deeply reminiscent of the late John Burningham’s work this is a story about a small child trying to stop the day from ending with a handful of animal friends. This was written as a semi-autobiography, when the author wanted to give courage to any child or adult who feels they are stuck in the darkness of a winter's night. The illustrations are a delight. One to keep for always.
Big Picture Press £14.99
They say that a picture can paint a thousand words. Here the sublime illustrations capture every day animal similies creating a blissful menagerie of feelings big and small. These are emotions in all their strange and erratic forms. 'Sometimes I feel as happy as a lark ... But not all days can be filled with song...'
Little Tiger Group - £11.99
This author illustrator is a master of capturing the essence of a thought or a feeling in both words and pictures. Her latest gem is a book beautifully told about how things can go wrong and then how things can be put right with a healthy dose of kindness. Good for everyone, young and old to read and act upon.
words & pictures - £11.99
We loved this book that tells the simple story of Finn's dog Comet who is his best friend. He gets sick and needs to go to the vet. Comet has to find a way to hope that everything will be ok. It's about not giving in to despair and about finding a light in the dark. A good book to explore the idea of sadness with young children.