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An altogether ideal way to get youngsters thinking and talking about their emotions. 

Drean Irish, Ambassador

Olive is a simple story, told in rhyme with delightful illustrations is easily relatable to young children

and would be a perfect books when exploring worries and fears.

Val Rowe, Ambassador

Parent Coaches

I know that children will love and learn from them and will be reassured by the messages they contain. 

The Parent Collaborative

I'm thrilled I have discovered your lovely books. 

Sue Atkins, The Parenting Expert

 

 

Charities

We love these books.  If you want a fantastic book to discuss bullying

behaviours with your children, these (Dudley and Peggy) are perfect. 

Linda James CEO, Bullies Out

As a mum to two primary aged children, and CEO of the bullying prevention charity Kidscape,

I can't recommend The Little Paws Hotel books highly enough.  They use the wonderfully crafted

characters of different dogs to help children think through why children may bully others

and what to do if you are in a bullying situation.  Each story is followed by question prompts,

and this is a wonderful way of helping children reflect on their own experiences and actions.

If you are a parent, carer or teacher, I highly recommend adding these to your library.

Lauren Seagrave CEO, Kidscape

Parents

Olive sparked some lovely conversations at bedtime about who we talk to about

our worries and when mummy goes away for the day...Really sweet. They are lovely books.

Mrs S

My daughter absolutely loves the book. So do I. And, she got the message.

Helped her to adjust in a new school. Also, such a beautiful edition. Thank you.  

Mrs M

I read it (Olive) last night and I thought the sentiment was exceptional,

subtle but made the point.  Great artwork as well.  

Mr H

 

I’ve got my mitts on your books.  They are FABULOUS.  Reading them to Evie and Martha

and they love them, such gorgeous illustrations and we are big into mindfulness in this

house so they are perfect. 

Mrs G

Teachers

Conventional stories applying topical and current issues. Good classroom resources.

Lisa, Acting Deputy Head Teacher, Yr 1-3, Yr2 Teacher

The books are useful as they show a child's journey through their feelings and don't offer

stark solutions. There is room for discussion to guide the child and help them problem solve

within a structured story.

Sam, Inclusion Manager, BSc (Hons), PGCE, NaSENCO, Primary School Teacher​​​​

Clare and Maria's books compliment the 'Learning Tool Kit' and 'Growth Mind Set' . 

They provide a way to talk with the children about what they may be experiencing and

they address specific PSHE topics as well as being an enjoyable story.

Kate, Yr Teacher, Healthy Schools Coordinator

Topics in these books are sensitively handled and there is practical advice which you

can discuss in relation to the dog, but then transfer across to the child's experience. 

Jessica, PGCE (primary) and qualified specialist teacher of children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia)

Clinical Psychologists​

The books help to highlight symptoms and normalise them so that children can see how to work

through their challenges. They appeal because they avoid specific diagnoses and allow different symptoms (physical,physiological, emotional and mental) to be discussed. These books feel unique in highlighting

life experiences with a lesson to learn in a clear story structure.

Amita, Consultant Child Clinical Psychologist

I like the topics chosen which I feel reflect the issues impacting on a large

percentage of children and young people. 

 Kate, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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