Melanthe Grand and I have written a series of three picture books: Think of That! for children aged 4 – 8, that aim to engage and entertain them in tales that subtly show how to understand and manage their own thoughts and feelings effectively.
Set in a playgroup, the stories are about the secret lives of toys who come alive at night. They face every day emotional challenges and find ways of overcoming them.
As mother and daughter psychologists and co-authors, we believe that a series of entertaining picture books that aim to introduce healthy thinking patterns as early as possible will appeal to parents; and that children will be enthralled by the toys and their adventures.
How To Thrive is a charity which trains teachers to teach 11year olds the skills of resilient thinking: healthy thinking habits in other words. Our picture book series aims to introduce the basics of that material to younger children, to establish the foundations of resilient mental health, through entertaining stories.
The titles in Think of That! create opportunities for parents and carers to promote the development of the ABC of mental health, just as the ABC of reading skills are established so effectively early in life.
The three picture books are entitled:
Daisy’s Got Talent
Ruby Chooses the Movie
Bear Goes for Gold
Currently seeking representation for publication