Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies" - a bookwrap


"Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies"

Authored by Sarah Naish and Rosie Jefferies
Illustrated by Megan Evans 

Part of Series:  Therapeutic Parenting Books
Ages: 3-10
Grade Level: PS-5

Unwrapping some simple, kid-friendly illustrations for you to enjoy...

About the book...

This book touches on the problems of lying and stealing.  Charley Chatty is a sweet little character who is struggling to be good and always do the right thing even though everything within her wants to what's wrong.  

Her sister is going on a school trip and Charley Chatty sees the money to fund that trip on the table.  She is tempted to take those pennies and put them in her unhappy, empty piggy bank in her room.  Temptation gets the best of her and quietly and sneakily she slides the pennies into her hand and then off she goes and deposits them into her bank.  

Unable to find the allotted money to cover the trip her sister and dad come into her room to confront Charley about the missing change. Dad wisely dismisses her sister and instructs her to go get ready for their departure and then he lovingly and gently has a conversation with his beloved little girl.  With patience and  unconditional love Dad discusses with Charley the right thing to do.  Can Charley find it in her heart to give the pennies back to their rightful owner?  Dad hugs her, sings to her and assures her she has a very kind heart and will do what's right.  Will she do be able to do it do you think? 

The book is full of suggestions and tips to enlighten a parent as how to lovingly deal with children who need guidance in making right choices in life.  The book is written by a mom and her daughter who is adopted.  This insightful story will help the whole family feel better I'm sure.  Highly recommended. 

Storywraps rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author...

Sarah Naish is a therapeutic parent of five adopted siblings, former foster carer and social worker. Sarah used her own experiences to set up and run her own therapeutic independent fostering agency, which also included specialist residential units for children with severe attachment problems. The agency was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grading by Ofsted (2013-2104) in recognition of the successful therapeutic model (the T.R.U.E model) devised and implemented by Sarah. As a result she won ‘Woman of the Year’ in the Women in Business Awards 2014. Sarah is now a trainer and author, running Inspire Training Group, (part of Fostering Attachments Ltd). The company is funding research into compassion fatigue (blocked care) in foster care with Bristol University. (The Hadley Centre), due to be published in autumn 2016. Sarah also speaks at conferences and seminars helping parents, carers, social workers, teachers and other professionals to heal traumatised children, overcome blocked care and to work more effectively together. Also by the Author Guide to Therapeutic Parenting (Community Care Inform service): William Wobbly and the Very Bad Day: Sophie Spikey has a Very Big Problem: Rosie Rudey and the Very Annoying Parent: Charley Chatty and the Wiggly Worry Worm: (These therapeutic parenting children’s stories were co-authored with her eldest adopted daughter, Rosie Jefferies. Publication October 2016 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

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