Little Dinosaurs, Big Feelings


A mindful guide to mastering dinosaur-sized feelings from multi-award-winning author Swapna Haddow and her evolved dinosaur friend, Doctor Diplo.


ISBN: 9781915569233 Category:

Dr Diplo, Swapna Haddow


Doctor Diplo is the Jurassic kingdom’s best-loved therapist.

Meet him and ten of his Jurassic friends…
Steggie the Angry Dinosaur
Rex the Scared Dinosaur
Bruno the Sad Dinosaur
Minka the Happy Dinosaur
Poppy the Lonely Dinosaur
Percy the Shy Dinosaur
Terrie the Excited Dinosaur
Trev the Overwhelmed Dinosaur
Iggy the Bored Dinosaur
Nino the Content Dinosaur

Hear their stories, and discover how to navigate different emotions with simple mindfulness tools and exercises.

This cute and funny, full-colour guide on emotions and feelings for children 5+ offers:
-Ten read-aloud stories demonstrating tools to help navigate different emotions
-An opportunity to open up conversations about feelings in a gentle and approachable way
-Simple mindfulness exercises from Australian child psychologist Amber Owen
-Sweet, colourful illustrations that bring the story to life and provide opportunity to discuss each feeling in turn
-A ‘how to use this book’ guide for carers at the back of the book

Written by best-selling, prize-winning author Swapna Haddow, with calming, charming illustrations from Yiting Lee, this is the perfect book to help every little person master their big feelings.

Additional information

Weight 514 g
Dimensions 18.6 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name Magic Cat Publishing
Publication date 19 January 2024
Number of pages 112
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Yiting Lee
Dimensions 18.6 x 23.6 cm
Weight 514 g


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Dr Amber Owen is a clinical psychologist and founder of Mindful Pathways, an organisation dedicated to the wellbeing of young people around the world.

Swapna Haddow is the best-selling author and award-winning funny lady of over 20 books for younger readers. She has won the Sainsbury's Book Award and Sheffield Children's Award, and is the creator of Dave the Pigeon. Originally from the UK, Swapna now lives in New Zealand with her husband, son and dog, Archie.

Yiting Lee is a Taiwanese artist based in the UK. This is her first dino-tastic book for younger readers.