Little Crab Self Soothes by Emily Wells


About the Book`


When Little Crab wakes in the night to find himself all alone he has to think hard to remember what his parents have taught him. Can he self soothe back to sleep? Little Crab Self Soothes is a ‘self-help’ book for young children who struggle with anxiety. A bedtime story with a difference, Little Crab Self Soothes is intended to be read in two ways, with the overall aim being to help parents and carers teach children the basic skills required to self soothe and remain calm in a variety of situations. Carers can read the book all the way through to reassure children that their special people will be there waiting for them when they wake in the morning. Alternatively, the book is read to the point at which Little Crab falls asleep and the breathing exercise is repeated until the child is fully relaxed and/or asleep.


About the Author


Emily lives in East Sussex with her partner, John, and their four children. She graduated from the University of Brighton in 2011, with a BA (Hons) in International Event Management. She now runs a film company with John and works for a local charity supporting children with special needs and disabilities. Interested in the power of mindfulness, Emily wrote Little Crab Self Soothes for her daughter, Poppy, who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and suffers anxiety, especially at night. Regular repetition of the story has helped to calm Poppy and Emily hopes other children can now benefit from it too. Ruth lives with her husband, Ady, and their two gorgeous dogs, Gladys and Mabel. Emily met Ruth over the garden fence when Emily’s youngest children, Teddy and Poppy, used to wave at the train in Ruth’s garden. Having attended art college some fifteen years previously, Ruth started painting again during lockdown. Then Emily asked if she had ever illustrated a book…

Published by Bumblebee Books

27-05-2021, £ 6.99, Paperback, 38 pages

 ISBN: 978-1-83934-177-9

Category: Children’s fiction / Self-help and personal development

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