Bottled

By Tom and Joe Brassington

Encouraging emotionally honest conversations with young people

Campaigns | Children's
118% funded
697 supporters
Manuscript received

Publication date: TBC

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Bottled, at its heart, is a book that seeks to facilitate and foster emotionally honest conversations with young people. Our rhyming picturebook can be used with children young and old as a gateway into discussing their feelings, and highlight the importance of expressing them.

The accompanying illustrations, in their dynamic and bold style, provide a relatable and accessible metaphor for sharing our emotions. The text lends itself to discussion, and raises important questions about how we take care of our mental health and those around us. We have all bottled our emotions before, we have all witnessed the damage this can cause, and we all recognise the importance of sharing honestly with people we trust the difficult feelings we experience.

This book is the perfect tool for initiating these fundamental conversations and further developing children's understanding of emotional literacy, navigation of tricky emotions, and helping them discover more about who they are. 

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    Tom & Joe Brassington

    Tom and Joe Brassington are brothers based in the Midlands. Both are primary school teachers who are passionate about Mental Health in Education and creating Emotionally Honest Spaces.

    Tom studied Music Theatre at university in Preston whilst Joe studied Fine Art in Chester, before completing his Masters in Education at the University of Oxford.

    Since a young age, Tom has loved writing and has previously worked on a successful small scale musical that was produced in London. Joe has always had a passion for Art and has had his work displayed in galleries in the North West.

    You can find out more about their work at http://www.anemotionallyhonestspace.co.uk and please follow the book on twitter @BottledBook

  • Tom and Joe Brassington has written 5 private updates. You can pledge to get access to them all.

    10th January 2021 Thank You!

    Hello, 

    We are absolutely blown away. Thanks to all of your kind support over the last 70 days, yesterday Bottled surpassed 100% of the publishing target.

    Bottled will now become a published book! 

    There are so many special stories behind this book. Our own personal story, and the touching stories of each of our supporters. We truly believe in Bottled, and in the conversations it is designed…

    8th November 2020 Radio Derby - Bottled Book

    Thank you to BBC Radio Derby for inviting us on to discuss Bottled with you. You can catch up with the full interview on BBC sounds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08wf90q

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  • Beckah Oliver
    Beckah Oliver asked:

    Hello! I work in a primary school and would love to take this as an idea to my SEMH lead. What age group do you suggest for this? What age group do your lesson plans target? Thank you!

    Tom & Joe Brassington
    Tom & Joe Brassington replied:

    Hi there! We have used it with ages Year 2-6 and although we’ve had different conversations with the year groups, we have found it valuable across this age range. Our lesson plans will be adaptable for all ages from KS1-2 Thanks, Tom and Joe