Tilda Tries Again by Tom Percival

Publication Date: 5 August 2021

The Blurb

Tilda’s world is just as she likes it . . . until one day, it turns completely UPSIDE DOWN. All of a sudden, everything is topsy-turvy, and nothing feels right. Things that were once easy now seem incredibly challenging.
Can Tilda discover a new way to approach her problems and believe in herself?

The Review

Another terrific book from Tom that helps children to understand, identify and cope with big feelings. The beautifully told story about a little girl who has her world turned upside down is very relatable, and as we aren’t told why, makes it easy for children to insert their own worries into Tilda’s story. Shadow, light and bright bursts of colour help to show the changing emotions as Tilda finds a way to cope and move forward with hope in her heart and a big hug from Mum.

With many of our children having had their daily lives turned upside down through lockdowns and school bubble closures, Tilda Tries Again is perfect for helping children to understand the positive power of resilience and a can do attitude, no matter how hard an activity might seem, whether making friends, trying something new or tackling a task in class that may initially seem too hard.

Perfect for opening conversations with children, Tilda (and other books in Tom’s Big Bright Feelings series) can allow children to see that they aren’t alone in their feelings, find a way to work through them and build self-esteem and empathy. A must for all schools.

Huge thanks to Bloomsbury and ReadingZone for sending me a review copy. This review was first published on ReadingZone, where you can find reviews of many fabulous children’s books and much more besides.