The Island and Storybook Manual: For Children With a Parent Living With Depression

1st Edition

Pia Jones

August 10, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 144 Pages - 36 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780367494803 - CAT# K464470
Series: Therapeutic Fairy Tales

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This beautifully illustrated and sensitive storybook is designed to be used therapeutically by professionals and parents supporting children whose parents are going through a separation. With engaging and colourful illustrations that can be used to prompt conversation, it tells the story of a brother and sister, who are helped to come to terms with the new, changing shape of their family.

In this bundle, it is accompanied by the Storybook Manual, a resource that has been designed to support practitioners and parents with practical and creative ideas on how to use illustrated storybooks therapeutically with children.

Key features include:

  • An inviting and sensitively written fairy tale, with a story and illustrations that have been specifically designed to be used with children going through difficult life-events
  • A supporting manual that offers a range of prompts, ideas and activities to encourage children’s imagination and creativity, develop confidence and emotional literacy as well as deepen engagement and understanding of storybooks.
  • Downloadable worksheets to support the story and explore specific themes further

This is an invaluable resource for all professionals looking to use stories and images therapeutically with children whose parents are going through a separation. The resources can also be adapted for wider use with siblings and other family members.


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