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Jack Feels Big

Teaching kids the names for their feelings through stories


Being able to name specific feelings like frustrated, overwhelmed and lonely is powerful. Kids can certainly feel these things, but may lack the vocabulary to properly identify them. Jack Feels Big is a collection of colourfully illustrated stories for parents to read to their kids to help them learn these important words. New volume, Sophie Feels Like Me brings another five feeling stories!

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And Sophie Feels Like Me


Jack Feels Big teaches kids the names for their feelings through stories
each story has te reo Maori and New Zealand Sign language and starts with Jack's latest costume
The scenario is developed quickly
a particular feeling is felt, described and resolved
Each story ends with a refelction page with suggestions for discussion


Jack Feels Big

  • Overwhelmed

  • Persistent

  • Frustrated

  • Brave

  • Lonely

Sophie Feels Like Me

  • Embarrassed

  • Humility

  • Grief

  • Empathy

  • Rejection

The books are printed in landscape, A5 size, perfect bound. They have full colour glossed illustrations that kids will love and a couple of pages at the front of tips on how to make the most of it.

The stories are simple and well suited to kids between the age of 3 and 7.

I'm currently posting each book myself, and you can expect to receive it within a week or two.

You can contact me if you've got a particular request for shipping arrangements. 

Prices are in New Zealand Dollars.

Detailed privacy & ordering polices are here.


What are people saying about it?


“We are loving it in our class! Nicely written, great format, easy for the kids and teachers to use!”

— Rochelle Ward, Primary School Teacher

What's next?

More Books!

I'm planning to create more volumes!

You can sign up to the right to be kept up to date on future developments, discounts and free downloads.


I'd love to get feedback on future book plans, let me know what you think on the facebook page.

Who made it?

The Author

I'm Adam Millen, an engineer who is keen on seeing crazy ideas become reality. What's crazier than an engineer with no kids writing a children's book about feelings? Underestimating the power of applying an analytical mind to a complicated topic like feelings, that's crazier! I'm used to breaking complex systems into their parts and making them easier to understand.

There's a short video introducing me here.

The Illustrator

Matt Haworth trained at Animation College NZ and has five years of experience as afreelance illustrator. He teaches illustration classes with McLeay Workshops, sells his art books and fanart at conventions like CHROMACON and even has past experience with crowdfunded projects (he illustrated for Imagistory, a wordless picture book app, to inspire your child to be the storyteller). He's a black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys B‑Grade horror movies.

There's a short video introducing Matt here.

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Jack Feels Big and Sophie Feels Like Me are published by Crazy Ideas Ltd (NZBN 5695988). Crazy Ideas Ltd is a New Zealand owned business operating from Auckland, New Zealand.

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