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Invisible Things

Invisible Things

Current price: $17.99
Publication Date: July 18th, 2023
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
ISBN:
9781797215204
Pages:
52
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Description

New York Times Bestseller

This creatively wacky exploration of the invisible things that make up the human experience encourages readers to look past the visible and connect with the things that are not seen.

If we could put on a pair of magical invisible glasses and see all the feelings, ideas, and other invisible things that populate our world, what would they look like? Could you see an itch? Could you describe hope? From the sound of a dog barking to the rainbow-MAGIC taste of a lollipop, from gratitude to grit, this book will help you meet the many interesting sensations that follow you every day, even if you can't see them.

Explore the way a sad song can sometimes make you happy and discover that laughs—even fake ones—can multiply faster than you'd imagine. As readers give these unknown forces a name, they'll also find a gentle invitation to pause, take a deep breath, and reflect on the invisible things at work in their own lives.

VIRAL HIT: Drawn from Andy J. Pizza's original "Invisible Things" posts on Twitter that went viral, with 57,000 likes and 25,000 retweets, this book debuted on the New York Times bestseller list immediately upon its release. Andy's ongoing Instagram posts continue to receive thousands of likes and shares. It's clear people are ready to see INVISIBLE THINGS! 

NAME THE INVISIBLE THING: There are hidden forces that impact our everyday, particularly for kids. Giving those forces a name, and even a face, helps kids to feel empowered.

PROMPT FOR CONVERSATION: Educators, therapists, and caregivers looking to have nuanced or challenging conversations with kids about their own experiences can use this as a jumping off point for conversation: What invisible things can you name in your life? 

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: One common exercise teachers use is to ask kids to point to their emotion on a chart and then name it, for which this book will be a powerful tool. 

REVIEWED BY MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT: This book was vetted by a licensed independent clinical social worker specializing in mental health for kids!

POPULAR AUTHOR: Andy J. Pizza is one of the creative minds behind the bestselling A Pizza with Everything on It and also hosts the popular podcast Creative Pep Talk. 

Perfect for:

  • Anyone interested in social-emotional learning (SEL) and entertaining ways to explore emotions with kids
  • Anyone looking for interactive or artful books about mental health
  • Fans of classic children's books like Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, Molly Bang's When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry . . ., and Judith Viorst's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Fans of Pixar's Inside Out
  • Fans of Andy J. Pizza, his original twitter post about "Invisible Things" that went viral, the Creative Pep Talk podcast, or A Pizza with Everything on It

About the Author

Andy J. Pizza is the New York Times–bestselling illustrator behind the popular podcast Creative Pep Talk, and the illustrator of A Pizza with Everything on It. 

Sophie Miller is a New York Times–bestselling mixed-media artist, originally from Yorkshire, England. She likes to write, walk, garden, and visit the library with her kids. 

Andy's head is in the clouds, and Sophie's feet are on the ground. Together, they have built a wonder-FULL life in Columbus, Ohio, along with three kids, two dogs, and a ton of creativity.

Praise for Invisible Things

"[S]ure to spark conversation. Make sure you see this playful, wise title.” — Kirkus Reviews

New York Times Bestseller

“The experience is somehow simultaneously contemplative and exuberant. It’s a winning, wholly original book.” — The New York Times

“Pizza and Miller aim to help readers “SEE THE INVISIBLE” in a picture book that doubles as a body-scan meditation… In energetic, meandering prose, the pages explore internal and external feelings and moods.” — Publishers Weekly