The Little Book of Big Feelings by Maureen Marzi Wilson is one of those books that I found relatable, but didn’t really serve as much of a teachable sort of book. I think the usefulness of this book in terms of educating its readers really depends on who is picking up the book. Ultimately, I don’t really see it as a book for adults in that sense, but perhaps teenagers or those who have struggled to understand and deal with their own emotions.
I did genuinely enjoy flipping through this book. It was a quick read with many moments that were easy to find a connection with. Part of me does feel that it was simple and I personally did not learn anything new from reading it. In general, the book showed a variety of ways that the author recognizes and deals with her emotions. It ended up being more relatable than anything else, something that I had recognized in myself prior to reading.
The illustrations were simple and adorable. In its own way, this book seems more beneficial in selling the author’s artwork than it is in dealing with any sort of complex emotions. And in this, the book does quite well.
While, I see this as potentially beneficial for those who have struggled to manage either or both of those in their lives it ended up making this book one that was fun to read but that I wouldn’t ever bother buying.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.