Special Edition - Get two books in one in this special editionShadow's SurpriseShadow's Surprise is a beautiful tale of grief, loss, loneliness and the power of friendship, kindness and love. Shadow is a sad, old elephant who lost his family under tragic circumstances. Due to this loss, he has not celebrated his birthday since; that is until Geraldine the Giraffe and Marty the Meerkat hear about this and they decide to do something about it. Watch the transformation of Shadow and how help, support and hope can change someone's world for the better. Shadow's Surprise is a wonderful story book to read with your child or for them to start reading alone; it is fun, engaging, colourful and helps develop social and emotional learning. GOODNIGHT BEARGoodnight Bear is a beautifully illustrated, rhyming storybook of little Bear. It tells the tale of Bear, who when she goes to bed at night, thinks she hears noises. Then her mind races around thinking, "What could it be?" She bravely decides to go and investigate; and guess what? It turns out to be Daddy! Who then comforts her and put her back into bed where she drifts off into dreamland. This story provides a wonderful opportunity to explore any possible fear or worries your children might have around night time and to discuss with them what might help alleviate those fears e.g. a nightlight or a Teddy to cuddle. It is also just a fun, enjoyable storybook that your kids will read along to because it's written in rhyme. It is easy to pick up and remember.About the Author: Sarah is an experienced Occupational Therapist with professional expertise in helping children who have faced trauma. She currently lives in South Africa, which is why the animals follow the African safari/bush theme. Sarah is passionate about social and emotional development, so all of her books carry these themes running through them. As an artist and freelance book illustrator she makes use of art counselling in her work. She works extensively in training and informing, health professionals, teachers and parents.TESTIMONIALS'My kids love reading Shadow's surprise and we do different voices and shout surprise together at the right time. It is colourful and fun. We can't wait for the next book to come out'
'My grandchildren sadly lost their mother to cancer and reading this book has enabled them to talk about their loss and identifying with Shadow in a safe and non-threatening way.'
'We love Sarah's storybooks; the kids love how colourful and engaging the stories are. For me as a parent and teacher, I appreciate that they are bringing in social and emotional learning as well.'
'Every night we have to read Goodnight Bear. My son knows all the words from memory and just loves it'.
'My kids love the characters and illustrations is Sarah's books; we can't wait for the next one!'
About the Author
Sarah Allen is the author of What Stars Are Made Of, and has also been published in The Evansville Review, Cicada, and on WritersDigest.com. She grew up in the mountains of Utah where she got one MFA, and because she's a little bit crazy, she's now at work on a second MFA in the tropics of Florida. Other than writing poetry and books for children, she can be found singing show tunes too loudly, watching David Attenborough documentaries or, like Olivia and Ruth, hunting for treasure. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram!