Lessons of a LAC is an essential resource tool, presented in an engaging picture-book format, to help children manage their worries and anxieties. Through the characters of Loppy LAC (‘Little Anxious Creature’) and Curly the Calmster, kids discover a useful way to think about their anxieties — the first crucial step in managing them. This is the first book in the gorgeous ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, designed to give children ways to think about and manage common emotional difficulties.
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!