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That Uh-oh Feeling

A story about touch

by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Qin Leng

tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, physical & emotional abuse
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publisher: Second Story Press
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No matter how hard she tries, Claire can’t kick the soccer ball in a straight line. Her coach steps in and places his hand on her shoulder, telling her that she's too pretty to wear a frown. When he tickles her later and asks her to keep it a secret, Claire doesn’t know exactly what’s wrong, but something just feels “weird.” Too much flattery and too much contact give her that weird, uh-oh feeling. She turns to her friends for help and learns that adults shouldn’t ask kids to keep secrets about touch. So Claire tells her mother. By seeking help from others and talking about her feelings, the situation is resolved happily.

About the Authors
Kathryn Cole has spent a forty-five-year career in children’s books as an illustrator, art director, editor, designer, and publisher at Scholastic, OUP, Stoddart Kids and Tundra Books. The books she has overseen have won multiple awards, including four Governor General’s Awards. Kathryn volunteered as a support to parents for thirteen years with Boost in their crisis support and court preparation groups. She is co-managing editor at Second Story Press and lives in Toronto.
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QIN LENG lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Her picture books include Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki (APALA Award, Governor General’s Literary Award finalist); Away by Emil Sher and A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O’Leary (both USBBY Outstanding International Books); When I Found Grandma by Saumiya Balasubramaniam (Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award finalist) and I Am Small, which Qin has written and illustrated.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens - Fall 2016
Editorial Reviews

Claire listened to her feelings and spoke to it about her friends, who confirmed to her what she already knew - to listen to her feelings and tell someone she can trust. As always, all these books [in the I'm a Great Little Kid Series] offered great lessons, but wrapped into stories that are enjoyable and don’t sound preachy.

— Inside Toronto

... another successful and meaningful book from Cole and Leng. The lesson that a child’s feelings are important comes through clearly and can lead to valuable discussion at home or at school. Highly Recommended.

— CM: Canadian Review of Materials

Once again, Kathryn Cole’s simple but in no way simplistic story brings up an important issue and lays out a course of action for children to take should they find themselves in this situation.

— Resource Links

A tough but important subject handled with care.

— Kirkus Reviews

The delicate issues covered in each book [in the I’m a Great Little Kid series] are presented in relatable and useful ways that will allow children to connect and find solutions for troublesome situations that they may encounter. Leng employs great identity and ethnic diversity in the cast of characters through bright, expressive, and simple illustrations perfect for young readers.

— School Library Journal