It’s Ok To Have Feelings

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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It’s OK to Have Feelings

by Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane


GENRE: Children’s


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It’s OK to have feelings.

Everyone has feelings. Happy, sad, and angry are feelings we all have felt at one time or another. As you grow up, you start to feel other feelings. Can you guess what some of them might be?

What happens to our bodies when we start to feel these feelings? When you’re happy, you feel like the sky is blue, the sun is out and you can see unicorns and rainbows. Your smile is bigger, and your eyes have a sparkle in them. What happens to your body when it’s a feeling you’ve never felt before?

Come along and join in with all the other children learning how to identify feelings and what happens to their bodies when they feel those feelings.

Remember, it’s OK to have feelings!



Has there ever been a day where you feel as happy as can be?

The sun is shining; the sky is blue… wait,

can you see a unicorn or two?

These are the best days; I definitely agree. When you

feel happy, your smile is bigger, your voice is full of

laughter, and your whole body is bursting with joy.

It’s OK to have feelings xx

On other days, you may feel sad . The sky appears

a little grey; the unicorns have gone away.

You may be teary and quiet, and perhaps you have no energy.

Just remember, though…

It’s OK to have feelings; these feelings of sadness will pass.

Tomorrow is another day.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Aileen Pound and Michaela Robertson Keane are a mother and daughter team.

Michaela, who is six, is Aileen’s only child, and they spend a lot of time doing lots of fun things together: going on adventures, creating and being imaginative at home. So last year, when they were housebound during COVID, they started talking a lot about feelings, especially ones that Michaela had never felt before. So they decided to write a book together to help other children with their feelings.

Aileen and Michaela spent a long time talking about what feelings to put in the book, and Michaela provided Aileen all the examples that are in the book. As with everything, they wrote this book together, and Michaela had a very clear image of how she wanted the illustrations to look.











My Review

This children’s book is 23 pages long and is a collaboration between mother and daughter. During 2020 when children were home from school, the author discussed new feelings with her daughter and this book is the result. The book teaches children that it’s okay to have feelings of all types. When read with a parent, the child can ask questions and they can discuss any type of feeling that the child may be experiencing. This leads to a healthy way of thinking. Children need to know that what they feel is normal. This book can be very helpful for families as children are learning and growing.


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17 Replies to “It’s Ok To Have Feelings”

  1. I loved the excerpt, it actually melted my heart. This book would be wonderful for my grandchildren. I would love to read the book to the children for story time at church.

  2. Super cute story! It’s absolutely okay to have feeling! The book sends such a positive message. Thanks for sharing an excerpt!

  3. The fact that this book is based on a mother/daughter compilation makes me even more interested in reading it to my little ones.

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