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.
Cakes are made from many different ingredients to create something unique, delicious and amazing. A family is a lot like a cake. Families come in all shapes and sizes. They are the people who help us feel that we belong. Families give us help, support and love... even when we are apart from them. When we are with our family, we feel like we are home.
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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.
From the 2010 winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration comes a poignant story of the close relationship between a boy and his grandfather. With gentle visual humour, Jutta Bauer’s simple story shows how Grandpa’s charmed life may be due to someone special watching over him all along. This little boy's grandpa tells him stories whenever he visits. He tells how nothing ever seemed to hurt him. Every morning as a boy, he would run past the big statue of an angel on his way to school,... More info
Lee and his friend Polly love to play Brave Knight. Sometimes even though they are having fun and creating great adventures they might end up in some unsafe situations. This story aims to reinforce the ideas of Protective Behaviours through exploring what someone might do if they found themselves in an unsafe place and how they could use their Network to help them be safe again. It is hoped this story will assist in talking through some of the key ideas about Protective Behaviours and reinforce that: 'We all... More info
This delightful sequel to Moody Cow Meditates reintroduces Peter (aka Moody Cow) and meet his mischievous boys-will-be-boys friend Bully. Along the way we meet a snake named Jaws who also goes on to appear in Peter s terrifying dreams and watch as Bully revels in the deaths of the crickets he feeds the snake. Peter is uncomfortable with the plight of the little creatures, earning him a new nickname: Coward Cow because Bully thinks he’s a wimp. Once again, Grandfather the beloved old steer from Moody Cow Meditates brings serenity... More info