Puppy in My Head: A Book About Mindfulness (Hardcover)

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By Elise Gravel, Elise Gravel (Illustrator)
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Don't we all feel sometimes like we have a puppy in our head? Elise Gravel shows us with perfect illustrations how we feel this way sometimes and what we can do about it. It is a great introduction for parents and teachers to talk about mindfulness which is a difficult topic but one that we can encourage children to employ in this crazy world.

— Valerie

Description


Kids experience anxiety and can feel overwhelmed just like adults do, and this picture book serves as both a story and a step-by-step guide to help calm kids down. Ollie is the puppy living inside of our narrator's head, and when Ollie panics or is too energetic, the narrator feels that way, too! But she learns to handle the situation with her breath and her mindfulness, and by talking it out with an adult.

In plain language and with a rare sense of understanding and compassion, Elise Gravel tackles anxiety in children head-on with bold colors and whimsical illustrations. This picture book also features a note from a pediatrician on the importance of mental health. 

Perfect for bedtime or the classroom, readers will walk away a little more well-equipped to handle the puppies in their own heads. 

About the Author


Elise Gravel loves all animals, especially her two cats, who are not as clever as Arlo but pretty funny all the same. She is the creator of the Olga series inspired by her science-loving daughter, as well as many other books for children, including I Want a Monster!The Cranky BallerinaThe Mushroom Fan Club, If Found . . . Please Return to Elise Gravel. and Puppy In My Head: A Book about Mindfulness. Elise lives in Montreal with her husband, two daughters, and those splendid cats. Find her at elisegravel.com. 

  



Elise Gravel loves all animals, especially her two cats, who are not as clever as Arlo but pretty funny all the same. She is the creator of the Olga series inspired by her science-loving daughter, as well as many other books for children, including I Want a Monster!The Cranky BallerinaThe Mushroom Fan Club, If Found . . . Please Return to Elise Gravel. and Puppy In My Head: A Book about Mindfulness. Elise lives in Montreal with her husband, two daughters, and those splendid cats. Find her at elisegravel.com. 

  

Praise For…


“Gravel uses the analogy of an exuberant puppy to help young children get the upper hand on a stressed and anxious mind...Every child can benefit from these important strategies.
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Product Details
ISBN: 9780063037670
ISBN-10: 006303767X
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: English