I loved Felix; and totally understood how he felt from the very first. While I am most often upbeat, optimistic, and cheerful, there are moments and times in everyone’s life that we feel we are carrying a heavy bag, and we simply cannot shake it off. That bag of all those “heavy feelings” – for whatever reason – that takes over everything else, is the theme of this book.
The truly unique and bright illustrations complement the feels perfectly though I definitely needed to go over the pages a second time to really understand what it was about. So while this is a really wonderfully done book – theme and illustration wise – it might simply go over the heads of the intended younger audiences without ample dialogue and discussions with their parents or caregivers.
All said and done, this book is a great resource to help initiate discussions and conversations with young ones about those “heavy feelings” we all tend to carry – old and young alike, and how to lighten ourselves of them (even if just a little).
A 4.5 stars
Disclaimer: Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the eARC of the book; these are my honest opinions after reading this book.
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