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Children's Nonfiction Dogs

Puppy in My Head

A Book About Mindfulness

illustrated by Elise Gravel

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Jan 2021
Category
Dogs, General, Mindfulness & Meditation, Emotions & Feelings
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780063037670
    Publish Date
    Jan 2021
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

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 a écrit et illustré une vingtaine d'albums jeunesse. La jeune auteure use d'un humour mordant pour exprimer ses vues et éveiller le sens critique de ses jeunes lecteurs. Elise a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général en 2012 dans la catégorie illustrations pour son livre La clé à molette.

 

 

 

ELISE GRAVEL has won a Governor General's Award for illustration, two Applied Arts Awards and a Grafika award. She also was short-listed for Mr. Christie's Book Award. She has written and illustrated several books for children in both French and English. Elise lives in Montreal, Quebec.

 

 

 

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Awards

  • Unknown, Indigo Best Books of the Year

Editorial Reviews

“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.Kirkus Reviews

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