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 Playground is like the Jungle was written with a view to opening young minds to the rich variety of human personalities that exist in their world. Readers are encouraged to take time to observe the behaviours and moods of others and to make wise and safer choices about play mates. The strategies promoted encourage tolerance and acceptance of interpersonal different and wise choices with respect to interpersonal safety.
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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.
*Gobble-gobble. Gobble-gobble.* *What a horrible noise!* *I can't stand the sound of my voice!* Toodles doesn't like herself. Her legs are skinny, her feathers are brown, and her head has no hair. Most of all, she hates her Gobble-gobble. All that changes when Toodles saves the day with her super-confident, super-empowering, super-turkey Gobble-gobble! With lively rhymes and funny illustrations, this book will have kids laughing out loud while they learn to accept their own Gobble-gobbles. An extensive Note to Parents relays additional information and strategies for helping kids overcome a lack of confidence... More info
This book is based on a story told by David Mowaljarlai of the Ngarinyin people to Aboriginal children living in the Kimberley, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. David Mowaljarlai said, 'We want our children to see the daylight and the sun go down on our land, the home of the Dreamtime, and to live there to their old age and really understand their culture.' More info
Cake's best friend Ice Cream is really cool. He can lick everyone at dodgeball. Together, Cake and Ice Cream love having fun and going to parties! But when Ice Cream wants something, he wants it right now. And if he doesn't get his way, he has a meltdown. His bossy behaviour starts to give everyone a brain freeze. Eventually Ice Cream has an important realization…and becomes his sweet, soft self again! Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators with more information about bossy behaviour, and strategies to help. *Author Bio:* *Michael... More info