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Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings

A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care

Jane Evans, illustrated by Izzy Bean

Quick Overview

Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings is a therapeutic storybook for children aged 2 to 6 about a kitten called Kit whose parent isn't always able to care for them. To help support Kit Kitten, Kindly Cat comes to their house and helps Kit to identify the feelings that are mixed up inside.
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Hardback
2015, 8.27in x 8.27in / 210mm x 210mm, 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-602-1
£9.99
Ebook
2015, PDF
ISBN: 978-1-78450-064-1
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£9.99

Description

Once upon a time there was a little kitten called Kit who lived with a grown-up cat called Kizz Cat. Kit Kitten couldn't understand why sometimes Kizz Cat seemed sad and far away and others times was busy and rushing about. Kit Kitten was sometimes cold and confused in this topsy-turvy world and needed help to find ways to tell others about the big, medium and small feelings which were stuck inside.

Luckily for Kit, Kindly Cat came along.

Many children live in homes where things are chaotic and parents or carers are distracted and emotionally unavailable to them. This storybook, designed for children aged 2 to 6, includes feelings based activities to build a child's emotional awareness and vocabulary. A helpful tool for use by parents, carers, social workers and other professionals to enable young children to begin to name and talk about their feelings.

Reviews

'An absorbing, therapeutic and beautifully written way into our children's hearts and minds. I am going to be busy recommending this book to all professionals who work with children who have/are experiencing trauma. I wasn't sure that you could triumph your first publication, but you certainly have. Many congratulations Jane.'
- Hope Daniels, Care Leaver Adviser, Trainer and Co-Author of Hackney Child

'Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings is a charming and approachable book which helps young children who have experienced insecurity, to begin to name and explore feelings. It is also a gentle reminder to those supporting and caring for children that we must give children our time, really listen to what they are telling us and not rush to name feelings for them. The story of Kit Kitten is a lovely and non-threatening way for young children to start to explore their own experiences and to regain a sense of safety and belonging.'
- Sally Donovan, Adoptive Parent and Author of No Matter What

'The guide for grown-ups at the back of the book, and the suggested activities, are both very good and the many faces in the book do provide opportunity for adults to work with children identifying different emotions.'
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'The pictures are vibrant and very expressive, and with one to each two page spread, they provide lots of information about how the two cats feel.'
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Authors

By (author): Jane Evans
Illustrated by: Izzy Bean