Praise for Once I Was Very Very Scared
This beautifully illustrated book will undoubtedly help children to find the presence of mind necessary to put their feelings into language, and to help them by-pass the universal experience of hurt kids: to blame themselves and to carry the scars inside. A wonderful tool to help hurt kids heal!
Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Medical Director Trauma Center at JRI, Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
New York Time Best Seller: The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
This wonderful book is unique in its sensitive portrayal of how we respond to fear and how supportive relationships can help. Children of all ages will relate to the beautiful words and expressive pictures. The compelling story offers children and the adults that care for them the perfect medium to explore the universal feeling of being afraid and the gift of creating safety together.
Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD
Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair of Infant Mental Health, Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Author of Emotional Life of the Toddler, Don’t Hit My Mommy, Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children
The books from Piplo Productions are designed to help families begin conversations about difficult experiences. The hope is that they speak both to children and to the child within all of us and that they promote greater understanding of how stress and trauma affect children and how grown-ups can partner to support them.
They are ideal books for parents and for all professionals who work with children. There are additional resources available at no extra cost direct from the Piplo Production website to help those working with children.
Other books they have developed which are available through our website are: