Don't Think About Purple Elephants by Susan Whelan
  

Don't Think About Purple Elephants

Written by Susan Whelan
Illustrated by Gwynneth Jones

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Synopsis

Don't Think About Purple Elephants by Susan Whelan

Sometimes Sophie worries not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach ...that might just involve an elephant or two! But wait, dont think about purple elephants, whatever you do! Whimsical and humorous, this little girls story of finding a way to ease her worry will resonate with children and parents everywhere.

Reviews

Anxiety and worries are two things that plague children on a regular basis. My own kids seem to develop new worries every day. This charming book is about a girl that has trouble sleeping because of her worries. Finally, her mother tells her to NOT think about purple elephants, which of course, makes her think of them. Because her head is so full of purple elephants, she doesn't worry about anything and is able to fall asleep. I read this to my kids and they both loved it.The illustrations use both black and white and color strategically to create mood and depict the girl's worries. The writing is simple and easy to understand. My kids really liked the part where the purple elephants come out to play. They also liked the ending when the girl decides to take charge of her fears and come up with her own things to not think about. - BatchofBooks.com

About the Author

Susan Whelan is a writer, editor, mother, and passionate advocate for children's literacy. She's also the Managing Editor of highly respected children's literature website Kids' Book Review. Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art at TAFE and then majored in Plant and Wildlife Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Since then, Gwynneth has been imagining and drawing madly, exhibiting and holding market stalls, and creating a picture book. As well as full-time art making, Gwynneth is also studying to be an art therapist.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Susan Whelan
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Publisher

EK Books an imprint of Exisle Publishing

Publication date

1st April 2015

ISBN

9781921966699


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