Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings
Release Date:21 Jul 2015

Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings

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

By Jane Evans; Illustrated by Izzy Bean
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

RELATED TOPICS: Family & Childhood Studies
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
Jane Evans is a Trauma Parenting Specialist, international speaker and Freelance Trainer. She has worked as a respite foster carer, a domestic violence parenting worker, a registered child minder and a family support worker. She is the author of How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?: Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home,also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
1. Letter to Child. 2. Story. 3. Guide. 4. Activities.
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