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.
A celebration of the strength that love can provide through the highs and lows of everyday life. On race-with-the-wind days, reach-for-the-sky days, sail-to-tomorrow days, and on the days I could fly! On those tummy-too-full days, I can’t-find-my-socks days, sometimes-I-forget days, and on the days when I cry . . . you hug me closer, squeeze me tighter, make things better, you’re always there. Beautiful illustrations by Robin Cowcher created in a limited colour palette make it a perfect gift for young and old. View extract More info
Mookey the Monkey was born with no fur, not a single hair. His family loves to pat his smooth head and make him fun clothes. But when he starts school, some of his classmates stare and giggle and call him 'Baldy.' Mookey thinks acquiring fur is the answer, but his attempts don't work out the way he imagines. At the urging of the wise owl, Mookey visits his jungle friends, who offer helpful ideas for dealing with teasing and help him realize his own strengths. *Heather Lonczak*, Ph.D.,... More info
The monkey is wreaking havoc making Hugo and his friend very angry. But what is anger? This book explores the effect of anger, the situations in which it arises and encourages children to think about what anger is and learn how to deal with it. Children will recognise the characters from the BBC TV Cbeebies series, What's The Big Idea?. The book is part of a series which introduces young children aged 4+ to philosophy by exploring different emotions and ideas through a variety of amusing and familiar... More info