Friday, April 30, 2021

"Little Faces: Be Careful, Dragon!" - a bookwrap



Little Faces: Be Careful, Dragon!

Authored by Carly Madden

Illustrated by Hanako Clulow


* Ages:  3+
* Grade Level:  PS-K
* Reading Age:  2-4
* Board Book:  14 pages
* Publisher:  words & pictures
* Pub. Date:  May 25, 2021
* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

This book is a wonderful way to teach kids how to self regulate. Little dragon has a problem with anger and when he gets riled up his solution is to breathe fire into the situation.  These strong feelings can actually be harmful to his friends.  Those same friends realize the danger and Unicorn steps in and guides Dragon through some deep breathing techniques to calm him down. Through reading and conversing small children can learn to pull back, breathe in deeply and gain control of their emotions once more too. 

Kids will see the positive change in Dragon and its consequences to those around him and to himself.  Kids will be encouraged to use the same skill in their own lives to help them cope when things get heated up.  The kid-friendly illustrations are colourful, engaging and fun due to Venetian paper technology which animates each scene.  Kids will love interacting with the story.  I highly recommend this book.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Carly Madden is a children's books editor and author who lives in Essex with her husband and two children. She loves making books that spark curiosity and imagination

About the Illustrator

HANAKO CLULOW left Japan in 1997 for Ireland, where she studied visual arts and English. She then headed to England to explore her passion for child psychology, obtaining a BSc in psychology from the University of London in 2007. While she was deeply fascinated by child psychology, her passion for the arts re-emerged, which led her to pursue life as an illustrator. Her work draws upon a broad range of interests such as nature, the animal kingdom, psychology, fantasy and her native culture.

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