Have you ever needed to do something that made you nervous; even thinking about doing? Kids do all the time. Going to bed, weathering through storms, going to school, speaking in class, making a new friend and so on. Children are expected to just get on with it! What they need is to find their BRAVE! Something that is inside of them but they just can’t find. The much-loved characters of Loppy and Curly are back to teach kids how to find their BRAVE.
Lynn Jenkins is a clinical psychologist, author and mother of three. Lynn is passionate about early intervention in the social and emotional development of children, and has written picture books on the topics of anxiety and worry (Lessons of a LAC and Brave, and Perfect Petunias), a picutre book on midfulness called Ollie’s Treasures, as well as two non-fiction titles for adults, Best Start and School Start.
Kirrili is a picture book illustrator and art therapist residing in Newcastle NSW. She has developed a passion for using her artistic skills to help promote emotional wellbeing in children after many years working as a paediatric nurse. She provides regular sessions in group art therapy and illustration and anxiety management ‘Lessons of a LAC’ sessions with co-creator Lynn Jenkins at various schools, child care centres and conferences. Her favourite day is spent drawing, listening to music and the smell of a candle burning!