What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking
Translated from Polish by
$18.95This item will be released July 19, 2022.
By Tina Oziewicz
Illustrated by Aleksandra Zając
Translated from the Persian by Jennifer Croft
Curiosity, a lithe and floppy-eared creature, perches above the open world and gazes out with a zippy blend of hope, wonder, and longing. From the tip of a chimney, we bound into the quiet and mischievous world of feelings, meeting a troupe of tufted creatures as we go. Sympathy helps snails cross a sidewalk to safety, fear pirouettes in an attempt to camouflage with wallflowers, and pleasure reclines across a doily-donned reading chair, sipping a cup of tea. Elsewhere, our insecurities – pesky, cavorting beings – build intricate cages and stride about with clattering sets of keys. Tina Oziewicz’s words hum with truth, and Aleksandra Zając’s illustrations bloom and burst with charming details like a sail constructed out of a pair of billowing long johns or a red slipper falling from a contented paw. Taking in the perfect harmony of this book is like taking a long gulp from a trusty thermos and filling up with warmth. What Feelings Do When No One’s Looking surprises and soothes, inspires us to feel.
Coming on July 19th, 2021
What a beautiful book! I want to give it to everyone I know. The gorgeous illustrations are so engaging that even the more 'difficult' emotions feel approachable. This book will spark many conversations between children and the adults in their lives as they read the simple and engaging metaphorical text and explore how they experience emotions. I cannot wait to add this to our library's collection!