A story for children inspired by children. Written by an integrative child and adolescent therapist (MBACP) & primary school teacher, Freya’s funny feeling is a beautifully illustrated picture book provides young children aged 4-7 years a tool to understand the various emotions they often cannot comprehend. Feelings of anxiety, excitement or mixed emotions and its idiom – the butterflies in your tummy. Using the analogy of the butterfly cycle, the story cleverly draws an association between Freya’s anxious feelings and the commonly used idiom ‘the butterflies in your tummy ‘ enabling young readers to visualise the two concepts simultaneously. Occasional use of alliteration and simple rhyming patterns makes Freya’s Funny Feeling a pleasurable story to read. Visually there are many different communities represented across the book so children of many walks of life and cultural backgrounds can identify with the characters.