Big Problems, Little Problems

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Pub Date 31 May 2022 | Archive Date 22 Jul 2022
Publisher Spotlight, Tilbury House Publishing

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Description

We invite you into this charming picture book about a single dad (a rarity in the picture book world) and his little boy, who turns out to be very wise. From their secret handshake to their mutual problem-solving, this father and son have winning ways.

Written with lessons that apply to any family with young children, the book is distinctively told from a father's perspective, and built on how a son and dad listen to and learn from each other. This is a tale of how to conquer frustration no matter what the problem.


We invite you into this charming picture book about a single dad (a rarity in the picture book world) and his little boy, who turns out to be very wise. From their secret handshake to their mutual...


Advance Praise

Big Problems, Little Problems seamlessly weaves 'big' topics -- perspective, frustration, patience -- into a charming narrative that highlights the magical bond between father and son. It's a sweet and lovely read that helps children sort out what matters and what doesn't -- and will likely have kids and dads around the country coming up with their own secret handshakes!--Savannah Guthrie, Co-Anchor of the TODAY morning show and Co-Author of "Princesses Wear Pants" and "Princesses Save the World."


Big Problems, Little Problems illuminates one of the sublime joys of parenting: when our kids help us better understand the lessons we are so intent on teaching them. This fun - and fun-to-read - book about perspective and perseverance is a bedtime favorite at our house.--Josh Earnest, Chief Communications Officer at United Airlines and former White House Press Secretary for President Barack Obama


When we raise our children right, we learn more about life than we can possibly teach our kids. Big Problems, Little Problems is a heartwarming tale about a father and son who conquer life's frustrations together with perspective and patience.--Ron Fournier, Detroit communications consultant and author of "Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips, and My Son Taught Me About a Parent's Expectations.


Where was Ben Feller when I was raising little kids?! We could have used his warm and lovingly-delivered lessons on patience, perspective, and the difference between big and little problems.--Jim Axelrod, Senior National Correspondent for CBS News and author of In The Long Run: A Father, A Son, and Unintentional Lessons In Happiness."


In Big Problems, Little Problems, Ben Feller focuses on a vital lesson that's rarely seen in a father-themed resource: the bidirectional aspect of a quality relationship between a dad and his child in which they learn from each other. It's a lesson that anyone who uses this wonderful book will appreciate.--Christopher Brown, President of the National Fatherhood Initiative


Beyond being a charming story capturing relatable moments in the life of a father and child, Big Problems, Little Problems beautifully shares social and emotional strategies that will benefit all kids, from using in-the-moment coping skills for managing frustration to building emotional regulation and becoming a more flexible thinker.--Debbie Reber, parenting activist and author of "Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World."

Big Problems, Little Problems seamlessly weaves 'big' topics -- perspective, frustration, patience -- into a charming narrative that highlights the magical bond between father and son. It's a sweet...


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ISBN 9780884488903
PRICE $18.95 (USD)

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Featured Reviews

This picture book demonstrates that there are ranges of types of problems and that with support of an adult, children can address large problems and can begin to address smaller problems with increasing independence by determining how big a problem is. As the father tries to get his child ready and out the door one morning, many problems occur. After working together to solve the problems and determining that they are really not that big of problems, the child ends up teaching his father that a problem is not so big after all. It is a very sweet book and a great opportunity for parents and teachers of young children to discuss problems and how to solve them. I would recommend this book for parents and teachers of children in the age 4-8 range. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this great book!

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This is a cute book with wonderful illustrations that teaches about emotional regulation. It didn’t shy away from challenging concepts (like perception) and defined things well, even for younger minds. It also teaches deep breathing and problem solving. My favorite part was having the dad become upset with a “big” problem and his son helping him to realize how he could make it a small problem. Seeing an adult use the same lesson (despite his initial reaction) is a nice touch.

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