This gentle and reassuring story should chime with any young child who is living with depression, whether it is themselves or someone else who has been affected by it. A useful tool to help children to understand depression and how it can change people's feelings and behaviour, containing practical non-preachy guidance and coping strategies.
A joyful book that celebrates friendship, play and acceptance. The story features 'incidental' inclusion: the central character uses a wheelchair, which features prominently in the illustrations but is not mentioned in the text.
This fun and informative book about food and its production may stimulate a child's interest in good nutrition and food provenance. Knowing more about the process and effort that have gone into farming and producing the food may also discourage a child from wasting food.
Describing to the very young positive things they can do to help their bodies grow strong and healthy. May also reassure a child eager to 'be grown up' that each day, little by little, they are moving towards this. Personal safety issues, healthy eating and good hygiene are also touched upon.
A witty cautionary tale which may help children to make the link between a sedentary lifestyle/poor eating habits and obesity. This may even encourage them to switch the TV or the games console off and go and so something more active!
Max is first and foremost a fun picture book about a sport-mad boy with a powerful imagination. It also tells us that deaf and disabled children can - and should - be included, both in stories and in life.
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