Posts Tagged ‘positive parenting’

The Hospital Trip. Created by Hannah Davison, Flicka Williams and Marco Palmieri.

February 22, 2020 Comments off

hospitalThe Hospital Trip. Created by Hannah Davison, Flicka Williams and Marco Palmieri. Pub. Human Beans Press Ltd, 2020.

The second part of a series dealing with emotional  and life problems that can be faced by children and how to best deal with them.

Perry and Bob are friends and while playing one day Perry starts to feel unwell. Perry doesn’t want to go to the doctor but his mother reassures him that that is what doctors are good at. When further tests are ordered at the hospital Perry gets worried as does best friend Bob. Check and see what happens.

Perry learns how his body is working and what all the medical machines are for. As  with the first book reviewed below there is excellent advice on how parents should handle this experience. How about this:- Your child will be looking to you for cues about how they should be feeling. If you stay positive and confident, they will too.

An important positive series of books for the home and the classroom. These books can be personalised on line at

Dinosaur Mac’s Discovery by Erin Feasey, illus. Gabriella Klepatski

November 22, 2015 Comments off

dinosaur MacDinosaur Mac’s Discovery by Erin Feasey, illus. Gabriella Klepatski. Pub. Mary Egan Publishing, 2015.

His name is Mac – Dinosaur Mac. he does everything all children do including reading I am pleased to say, but he is different. Mac has DMD or Duchenne muscular dystropphy.

Mac’s muscles get tired easily and his balance is tested but it doesn’t stop him. He loves dinosaurs and wears a dinosaur tail everywhere he goes. This is his story as he slowly graduates to a wheelchair but nothing stops his enthusiasm nor does it stop the positive caring attitude of his family and friends.

Lots of positives about this picture book which are amplified by Gabriella Klepatski’s  simple and poignant illustrations. There is a smile on every face and enjoyment oozes through the pages even when Mac is having his blood tests.

A great read-a-loud for junior and senior primary students.

This is a special picture book so if you want a copy visit Dinosaur Mac’s Discovery on Facebook or contact the publisher. You will not regret it