We are so excited to announce our first children’s book! While the story is written for children ages 4-8, we anticipate that many adults may need a reminder of these simplified lessons in compassion, understanding, kindness, and empathy.
Have you ever been so scared, or sad, or angry that you didn’t know what to do? This happens to everyone sometimes. Even bunnies!
Molly arrives at her new home and wants to be friends with the other two bunnies who live there. She notices one bunny looks sad, so she asks him if he’s okay.
Feeling comforted, Buddy decides to trust Molly and share his story. The day before, Buddy was sad but acted in an angry way toward his best friend Shiner. Molly supports Buddy when he decides to be brave and apologize.
Will Shiner forgive Buddy? Will Molly be left behind as the other two friends hop off to play? Journey through the colorful bunny playroom to find out.
With beautiful illustrations, Making Friends With Feelings inspires children and adults to be brave enough to talk about their feelings and to listen with compassion and kindness.
WHY WE CARE SO MUCH:
Keith and I each personally struggled with identifying and expressing our emotions well into adulthood. We each believe that life would have been a little bit easier if we had learned how to embrace emotions rather than being taught to "stuff them down" and ignore them.
This is why we want to help children learn the skills to recognize, understand, and effectively communicate their emotions and feelings. At different times in each of our lives, we each faced depression and suicidal thoughts.
Thankfully we've each persevered. Sometimes struggling, and sometimes bravely. But always feeling on our own, until we met in 2018. That timing was divine for so many reasons. Since then, with intention, effort, and patience, we've built a safe, loving space for our extraordinary relationship.
With this story, and all the stories we intend to share, we hope to share what we’ve learned. We would love to inspire others to create the same safe, loving environment for themselves first, and then for those they love.
Please visit our book website to get to know us, learn about Beth's real-life pet rabbits, and how they inspired Keith to lovingly create our first three bunny characters.