By Tom and Joe Brassington
Encouraging emotionally honest conversations with young people
Publication date: February 2022Pre-order
Signed Hardback and signed A3 print
School Set - Six Copies
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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
- 4th September 2021 COVER REVEAL
Tom and I are delighted to be able to share with you today the final cover for Bottled!
We're aware it may feel like not much has happened since you kindly chose to support Bottled, but we - alongside the team at Unbound - have been very busy developing Bottled for you. We thank you so much for your patience, and are now at the point where we are finalising the page designs and…10th January 2021 Thank You!
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
These people are helping to fund Bottled.
Michael & Kim Davies