The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are tricky and encourage acceptance, problem solving and help-seeking as needed.
Love is a special and growing thing. It’s a little bit like a tree – a special magical tree – that you can climb up into, nest comfortably in its big branches and safely watch the world go by. Love can come in different shapes and sizes. Like a tree, love can grow and grow…
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Shona Innes is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Since the 1980s she have been helping children, teens, adults and other psychologists to deal with challenges that come their way.
“Oh dear, what can the matter be? Ten old ducks stuck in a lavatory, They were there from Sunday to Saturday, Nobody knew they were there.” Oh dear! What do nine cranky bulls, eight plump chooks, seven blind mice and many more funny animal characters do when no-one is looking? Find out in this hilarious rhyming story–and sing along with Jay Laga'aia's bonus CD recording too! Softcover with CD. Full colour 24 pages More info
Reena may be deaf and Dog homeless, but that doesn't define who they are. A touching story of friendship and acceptance. Reena is deaf and Dog is homeless, but they are also so much more than that. At first Reena and Dog feel like they don't belong, but when they form a unique bond with each other, and become friends with the hearing children in the park, they discover that everyone is different and special in their own way. Reena's Rainbow is about friendship, diversity and acceptance. It... More info
Feeling jealous can sometimes make you do silly things. But always remember that everyone is special including you. 'When I'm feeling jealous I feel like a big green grouchy monster.' Trace Moroney has excelled herself with these titles. Her beautiful, gentle illustrations highlighted by the embossed pages and gentle text are an absolute delight. In Notes for Parents at the back of the book, a child psychologist offers parents some helpful insights. Collect all the books in the FEELINGS SERIES When I'm feeling Angry[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/children/when-i-m-feeling-angry/] When I'm feeling Happy[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/children/when-i-m-feeling-happy/] When I'm feeling Kind[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/education/emotions/when-i-m-feeling-kind/] When I'm feeling Lonely[http://www.lighthouseresources.com.au/bookshop/children/when-i-m-feeling-lonely/] When I'm... More info