Fun Children’s Books About Emotions and Mindset

The Forest Tribe Series

Six fun and cool characters who live life, make mistakes and feel all of the emotions.

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Meet the Author and Illustrator

Hi! I’m Melissa. When I’m not sweating it out in the sauna, I’m usually found staring into space wondering how on earth I ended up in the Nordics…

Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted to write and create stories. When I was 8 years old, I ‘published’ my first. My teacher believed in me and placed the story in our little school library! I think three people borrowed that book! Many years later, I’m still writing…

The stars of this series are a cool crew of Finnish forest animals. They make mistakes, feel all of the emotions but they ‘keep on keeping on’. A lot like all of us really!

My hope for these stories is to inspire ‘kindfulness’ AND mindfulness in the face of life’s inevitable big emotional challenges.

And I’m Timo. When I am not playing with my gorgeous dog, I love to draw and create. For the past ten years, I have been working in graphic design. Both in the publishing and advertising industries.

Working on this project has been such fun. In some magical way, the characters have a life of their own and I'm excited about where our imaginations will take them next. 

 
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Meet the Forest Tribe!


Lina

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I’m a leader. I’m good at coordinating things and can see the ‘big picture’. I’m good at encouraging others to get things done.

Mimi

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I’m a learner and a maker. I’m good at thinking outside the box. I enjoy flexing my Growth Mindset muscles.

Kai

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I’m the fun one. I’ll bring a smile to your face. I’m good at seeing the best in others and I’m filled with gratitude for all I have.

Hiro

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I’m a rebel and a brave heart. I like to take risks and create change. When I’m scared, I dig deep to find my inner strength.

Zara

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I’m kind and friendly. I feel deeply. I get along with lots of personality types and I’m good at bringing people together.

Timo

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I’m an easy-going guy who likes to get the job done. You can count on me. I’m not afraid to question my big emotions.