Book Review Talk by Rich Gough

 I want to give a special thanks to Managing Editor Soraya Nair from Trigger Publishing for sending me an advanced copy of Talk by Rich Gough to review.  

Publication date: 07/07/2022

ISBN: 9781913615703 32 pages


What’s that feeling in the pit of your stomach? Some kids don’t quite know what it is and why it’s there. So, they feel they must hide it away, which only makes them feel worse and worse… 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Author and primary school teacher Rich Gough makes a simple proposition in his debut book: Talk. Opening up about fears and anxieties can help kids feel relief, so long as they know you’re there to listen. This book will help you open up that first conversation.

My Thoughts

This is a very different type of book for me, it’s a children’s picture book. I know many of you have children or grandchildren and this book could be very valuable in your conversations with them.

Talk is bringing the ability to talk down to a child’s level. It helps them put words to their feelings. The illustrations are outstanding and will keep your child engaged.

Rich takes his experience as a school teacher and translates his knowledge into wonderful conversations you can have with your children.

The book will help your child’s mental health, it gives them a way to not only talk to you but to others. This is the type of book I would love to of had as I struggled to understand so many feelings and my anger.

This is the first step in opening communication with your child and leaves the door open for many more conversations.

I would recommend this book to all parents, grandparents, caregivers, and teachers. 

Trigger Publishing is the first mental health organization of its kind. We are bringing mental health recovery and balance to millions of people worldwide through the power of our books.

We have built a first-class resource of curated books produced and published in-house to create a unique collection of mental health recovery titles unrivaled in quality and selection. We work with experts, psychologists, doctors, and coaches to produce our books, but we also work with real people looking to share their stories to reach out to others and provide hope, understanding, and compassion. These brave authors also aim to raise awareness of mental health’s “human” face and its impact on everyday lives. 


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