This book. I have nothing but love for this! What an absolutely fabulous way to help children with their feelings! The message is positive, encouraging, and understanding of children and their feelings! I love that it makes children feel like they are in a safe space to express and understand their emotions.
This was a wonderfully interactive story, which asks the children to participate in different ways. We have some seek and find activity, but also some really great actions for self-love. My daughter really enjoyed interacting with Piggie!
I really enjoyed this book, and I think it is great for not only children, but adults too! I loved the message, and I think it is a great tool for children!
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Do you ever feel sad, lonely, or worried? What about angry, or scared? These feelings can be hard to fell, can’t they? It would be much easier to just feel happy all the time! But everyone feels these ways sometimes, and it’s nothing to be scared or worried about. As long as you know helpful ways to handle your feelings, everything will be OK! And that is what Piggie Bear is for! Piggie Bear shows children everywhere just how amazing they are, each and everyone. And Piggie Bear also shows children different techniques they can use to work through emotions that are hard to feel and understand. The Power of Piggie Bear is an important emotional tool, created for young children to learn how to identify, process, and manage their own feelings in a healthy way.
Just the Facts:
The Power of Piggie Bear by Mara James
Page Count: 32 pages
Publisher: Brown Books Kids
Pub Date: March 2, 2021
Originally from New York, Mara James relocated to California with her husband and her three children in 2007. They established Dr. James’s OBGYN practice, and for seven years, Mara managed the busy office. Then, in 2014, Mara unexpectedly experienced a manic episode and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through her battle with mental health, many wellness professionals helped Mara heal and transform her life. Mara established the Extraordinary Lives Foundation and created Piggie Bear to promote mental health awareness and provide both children and their parents with the resources needed to pursue holistic wellness. Mara lives with her family in Orange County, California.
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Matthew Mew has been working with children’s books and materials as an author and illustrator for over thirty-five years. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in design, he worked for six years as a character illustrator in the Disneyland Creative Services Department. For the past thirty years, he has been a freelancer, designing and illustrating children’s products and print media for companies both large and small.
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