Madalena Moniz is an illustrator based in Lisbon. After graduating from the University of the West of England in 2009, she worked as an art director in an advertising agency before joining a small group of talented friends in a lovely studio space to work as a freelancer.
"This thoughtful ABC book takes readers through a whole range of emotions, from 'adored' to, well, 'zzzz'. Madalena Moniz's beautiful and tender watercolour illustrations are a great starting point for gentle conversations about feelings - including challenging ones, such as 'grumpy", 'nervous' and 'yueky', alongside more positive, but complex, examples, like Victorious' and 'patient'. Identifying difficult emotions is, of course, the first step in learning to manage and live with them - and this book could really help teachers support that tricky but important process. For example, what do your pupils reckon it might mean to feel 'quief or 'original? Why do they think "warm' is represented with a hug? And can they remember any situations in which they might have described themselves as feeling lighf, 'mini', or 'invisible'? The last page asks readers how they are feeling today - could this be a useful prompt for some original artwork?" -- Teach Primary