GENRE: Children’s, Picture Book
Meesha loves making things … but there’s one thing she finds difficult to make – friends. She doesn’t know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day she discovers that she has a special talent that will help her to navigate challenging social situations and help her to make friends. A warm and affectionate look at the joys and difficulties of making and keeping friends, relating to others, and finding your place in the world. Wonderfully empowering and emotionally resonant, Tom Percival’s Big Bright Feelings series is the perfect springboard for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence and managing feelings. Every child’s bookshelf should contain his books.
One of my auto buy author/illustrators is Tom Percival; I’ve loved every single one of his books, both for the stories and the gorgeous illustrations. During lockdown, I was very excited to see that Bloomsbury had put his new book Meesha Makes Friends up on NetGalley and it really didn’t disappoint! I can’t wait to get a physical copy to really be able to appreciate the illustrations and how the book flows.
Meesha Makes Friends is another important story showing how it can be a little bit tricky to make friends sometimes and feel like we fit in, but it also shows how we can learn to overcome these challenges. I think that this is another important book from Tom Percival for children to read, especially those who are maybe a little quieter and find fitting in difficult. It’s engaging with a strong story and illustrations that really capture it perfectly.
Thank you to Bloomsbury via NetGalley for the ebook of this title