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Charley Chatty and the Wiggly Worry Worm

Charley Chatty and the Wiggly Worry Worm

A story about insecurity and attention-seeking

Sarah Naish and Rosie Jefferies, illustrated by Amy Farrell

Part of the Therapeutic Parenting Books series

Quick Overview

Charley Chatty talks to everyone about everything. There's just so much to say! Her brother gets bored and walks away. Her sister puts her hands on her ears. Today Charley's wiggly worry worm is making her feel very anxious, that is until she starts to tell a very big tale. This is the perfect story for any child who talks for attention.
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Paperback / softback
2016, 8.43in x 7.91in / 214mm x 201mm, 32pp
ISBN: 9781785921490
CA$17.95
Ebook
2016, PDF, 32pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-410-6
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CA$17.95

Description

Charley Chatty likes to talk. Charley talks so much that her mouth gets dry but there's just so much to say!

"Why is the pavement brown?"
"I have got two shoes. Everyone has two shoes."
"I can hear the radio. Who is on the radio? Why is there a button on the radio?"

Sometimes, Charley's imagination takes over and she tells stories about things that didn't really happen. She doesn't mean to but she likes how it makes her feel important and the wiggly worry worm inside her belly goes away.

Written by a mum who understands, and her daughter (who also liked to tell tales), this is a story for children functioning at age 3-10.

Reviews

'This set of books all deal with common emotional and behavioural difficulties of adopted and fostered children. Difficulties are introduced through characters who behave in ways that children can identify with. The text is simple, humorous and with illustrations that grab the reader's attention. The books could be used in many ways but I would see them as a springboard for adults (adoptive parents, social workers or carers) to begin to talk to children about feelings and behaviours. Read aloud, the stories may enable children to recognise that they are not alone and that other children also struggle. It is often difficult for parents or carers to know where to start in talking about these issues. This set of books provides a way of doing this without blaming the child. These books should be available in every adoption agency for use by social workers or to be lent to parents.'
- Professor Julie Selwyn CBE, Director of the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies, University of Bristol

'[These therapeutic parenting books] are the most valuable books on my book shelf. In my 11 years of fostering I have read many books, but these are different. They are people friendly but real - they are written by someone that has been through looking after traumatised children and who better to offer help, theories and guidance. Sarah has written her books simply which means the traumatised children respond to the characters and can express themselves through the books. I will be offering my copies to everyone that comes into my home to read...well done Sarah Naish and all involved...'
- Foster Carer

'Excellent books! I have recommended them to every foster carer/adopter/professional I know! Our kids love them, and enjoy the fact that Sarah and Rosie 'get it'. 5 out of 5 stars.'
- JS Bradley, Adopter

Authors

Illustrated by: Amy Farrell