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.
*There was an old bloke who swallowed a chook.* * I don't know why he swallowed that chook...* *By cripes, that's crook! * This Australian version of the classic "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly" is hilarious. This strange old guy swallows a chook, a galah, possum, wombat, goanna, camel ("one hump, two humps, and then the whole mammal!"), and then... well, you'll never guess what comes next. Kids will laugh with delight as the story becomes more and more ridiculous, and the repetition will have them chanting along... More info
Is the Tease Monster a friend or a foe? That’s what “One of a Kind” has to figure out in this quirky tale that teaches young readers the difference between nice teasing and mean teasing. “One of a Kind” is truly unique. Made up of multiple colours, One has big feet and loves eating popsicles while standing upside down. But when Purple laughs at One for being weird and Green playfully calls One a “klutz” after tripping on the stairs, One feels rotten and vows never to go... More info
In this new edition of a classic in adoption literature, Mother Bird rises to meet the challenges of bringing up her baby bird against all odds and elements. When a storm scatters her nest, she is forced to think about how best to care for her precious baby bird, and faces the heart-breaking choice of either continuing to struggle on her own, or giving her baby to another family of birds, to look after him and care for him in their strong, secure nest. This beautifully illustrated book sensitively... More info