‘Funny Feelings Aren’t Funny’ is an innovative, helpful resource for identifying younger children’s thoughts, emotions and experiences.
It has been thoughtfully written and illustrated, with enough detail and cues to help a child recognise and express their feelings about a range of sensitive and important situations.
It has become a useful tool in my practice, working with young people and parents who have found it incredibly helpful to open up conversations with their children.
Dr Zoe Taylor
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Post Grad Diploma Paediatric Neuropsychology
MAPS (member of Australia Psychological Society).
Book review for Author Kim May:
I have thoroughly enjoyed my recent delivery of Kim May’s picture story books “It’s all OK By Me”, Funny Feelings Aren’t Funny” and Have I given you my CONSENT?”
It is so wonderful to see such creative story telling that demonstrates truthful and important messaging for our young generations. These topics have become more publicised and are part of a bigger piece of work to come. Kim has been able to support the work through the development of these books aimed at the younger audience of 3-8 years.
I am particularly impressed with Kim’s latest book about consent. For such a challenging topic even for older children, Kim has been able to articulate the imperative points beautifully. In my role as a Project Liaison for the Respectful Relationships Initiative I work closely with others around consent and acceptance of others. I completely see the value in the story telling Kim has presented in these books and feel they are a great tool to use as conversation starters and for future work.
I recommend these books to all professionals and organisations involved in this work or with personal interest in these important topics.
It is with great pleasure that I endorse these books and believe them to be not only educational but influential in teaching young children skills and expectations within society. These are of great importance as they grow.
Managing Director – Positive Minds Gippsland
'Funny Feelings Aren't Funny', each page opens up a scenario for child to interpret in their own way, and there are a variety on offer in the book which is great; lovely simple colourful graphics; good basic safety messages around feelings, thoughts and actions; best used as a read-along book.
We here at SECASA think the book is brilliant
South East Centre Against Sexual Abuse