A Big Feelings Book Teaching Kids it’s OK to be You
Rachel Vail is the award-winning author of more than 40 books. Today we discuss SOMETIMES I GRUMBSQUINCH, and why Rachel chose to write for children and young adults.
She shares some of the considerations that go into her storytelling. How she develops the characters in her books (hint, by getting into character herself). Why we need to teach kids they don’t need to be perfect. And the 5 Big Questions Rachel asks at the start of every book she writes … and continues to ask as the story develops.
About Rachel Vail
Rachel Vail‘s novels for middle-schoolers, teens, and tweens include BAD BEST FRIEND, UNFRIENDED, THE AVERY SISTERS TRILOGY, and the Friendship Ring series.
Her picture books include PIGGY BUNNY, and The BIG FEELINGS series, where Rachel explores key social and emotional learning skills. Those books include SOMETIMES I’M BOMBALOO. And the picture story book we’re talking about today, SOMETIMES I GRUMBLESQUINCH.