Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 3 to 5
Sometimes I feel angry, so I become the sea. I breathe in deep an ocean breath and breathe out peacefully.
We may not be able to help the overwhelming feelings, but we can learn tools to help us regulate them. Practicing yoga can increase our ability to accept and mindfully manage our emotions. Yoga is known to have a positive physiological effect on practitioners of all ages and abilities.
When I Feel: Easy Yoga for Big Feelings offers effective yoga poses and breathing practices that help children embrace healthy ways of acknowledging their emotions. The rhythmic text and repetition engage young readers and support early literacy skills while the photographs layered with illustrations will show readers each pose in a playful way.
"This book pop[s] with personality.” - School Library Journal
About the authors
Kathy Beliveau loves yoga, nature, writing, and all things that feed the soul. She has traveled extensively, sailed a third of the way around the world and now lives in a small seaside community on Vancouver Island, where she was raised and where she raised her own children. Kathy writes for children and adults, teaches yoga to all ages and presents at schools, festivals and professional development conferences.
Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes commissions for editorial, advertising and publishing clients from around the world. Her previous books have been nominated for several awards, and she won the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction for Why We Live Where We Live. She is the illustrator of What Animals Want in the Orca Think series and Pride Puppy! Julie grew up on the Prairies and now resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Jesse Holland is a professional photographer based in Victoria, British Columbia. Although Jesse has been photographing families, couples and weddings for over ten years, this is her first time photographing for a children's book.
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
- Commended, BC Books for BC Schools
“Fun, interactive, engaging and age-appropriate. Highly Recommended.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Beautiful photographs of children of many races are overlaid with vivid graphic illustrations of animals, movement, and nature. The combination makes this book pop with personality.”
School Library Journal
Other titles by Kathy Beliveau
Other titles by Julie McLaughlin
Little Pine Cone
Wildfires and the Natural World
Fresh Air, Clean Water
Our Right to a Healthy Environment
What Animals Want
The Five Freedoms in Action
STEM Picture Book Bundle
The Science of a Hurricane
Little Cloud Read-Along
A Fresh Look at What You Eat
The Art of the Possible
An Everyday Guide to Politics