It's always lovely to receive a positive review for something I have created, especially when it's from a well-respected source.
My Character Education Discussion Cards, illustrated by Heidi Rivolta, were recently reviewed in the SNIP (Special Needs Information Press) newsletter and I'm so appreciative of their kind words and endorsement. Any resource that I can produce that goes to helping children and young people progress and develop healthily and happily, I feel proud of being a part of.
Special Needs Information Press (SNIP) is a twelve page monthly newsletter produced by two SEN teachers. It aims to support staff in schools to identify and address the diverse needs of pupils, in order to promote their learning and school success.
SNIP has been published since 1991 and is photocopiable to enable the sharing of information throughout subscribing settings. It aims to provide up-to-date information on strategies, processes, resources, research, legislation and guidelines, to support staff to become confident and effective teachers of children with additional needs.
Last year my publisher for Winston the Worried Whale asked me to work on a new resource based around Character Education. A departure from my usual path (stories), this set of Character Education Discussion Cards instead called on my studies and experience working with children and young people and I was thrilled to be involved!
Now published, they are primarily aimed at Primary School Teachers to help nurture strength of character in their pupils - enabling them to take responsibility for their own behaviour and help others. They are available to buy right here.
I was so pleased to receive an email from my publisher the other day attaching a review for my children's story and activity resource, Winston the Worried Whale, from the School Library Association Journal.
Reviews are an essential part of ensuring a book gets out into the world and if Winston can help even one or two children talk about and even overcome their worries and anxiety, then I'll be a happy lady.
You can read the review right here and if you think Winston might be able to help a little worrier you know, then you can buy a copy of the book directly from my publisher or on Amazon.
I'm so pleased to have received some wonderful feedback and reviews for my first published children's book, Winston the Worried Whale.
You can read some thoughts from educational publications, teachers, teaching assistants, parents, bookshops and librarians by clicking the link right here.
And don't forget you can buy a signed copy of Winston directly from me via my Etsy shop.
I'm pleased to announce that my first children's book ~ Winston the Worried Whale ~ is now available on Amazon. If you know any little people who you think would like this story, please click on the image above to find out more and order your copy :-)
I am over the moon to have already received some positive feedback from both libraries and school teachers and just recently from Sarah of the BookBarge, which particularly made me smile!
"Not only a reassuring read for kids, 'Winston the Worried Whale' is going to have a whole heap of neurotic adults breathing easy again too. It's a comforting, captivating tale."
Winston is also available through other channels:
Thank you for your support and I really hope you enjoy this little tale about confidence, believing in yourself, finding happiness and loving those close to you!
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