Tinker Tailor's Toolbox : For Mending Broken Hearts
- Paperback | 34 pages
- 210 x 273 x 2mm | 100g
- 28 Apr 2020
- Shine Bright Press
- 41 Illustrations
Danielle Aitken - Amazon Bestselling Author of "The Ripples - What Lies Beyond"
"This is an open-ended resource for Child Psychologists to use in their practice as the toolbox can be "Tailor-made" for the child's specific issue, as well as being a treasure trove for practising positive mental health habits. A toolbox for a child being bullied could include a tool constructed jointly with their psychologist specifically for that individual situation, as well as the other tools (particularly the ones used to boost self-esteem). The opportunities are endless."
Keira, Child Psychologist - Brisbane
Tinker Tailor's Toolbox is a beautifully illustrated book and a wonderful resource for parents and caregivers to help children or in fact anyone find ways to deal with a broken heart. It's whimsical illustrations are a balm to the eyes and it's message is one of inspiration and hope.
Jessica Williams - Mum & Nanna - Brisbane, Australia
I read this book with my 9 year old nephew who has been through some trauma. We've read a few different books about resilience, anxiety, worries, feelings. He absolutely loved it. He said that it was his new favourite book; he loved the pictures. At the end he turned to me and asked if we could make him a toolbox just like Tinker had made (lucky for us there are instructions in the back). He loved how kind Tinker was in helping his sister mend her heart; that through every challenge you can come out stronger. For myself it was great to read with him because we're trying to help him mend his heart and see that though he's faced many challenges we are here for him no matter what. The book helped with that because Tinker was there for his family even when things were a bit cloudy. Any book that helps see something positive in his future is a 5 star rating by us.
Nikki Andrews - Adoptive Mum/Aunt - Brisbane, Australia
This is a great book to read with your kids - who doesn't need a happiness toolkit! I read this book with my two kids who are 10 and 11, we found the story touching and the illustrations are beautiful; we love all the ideas for making the toolkit. I think it will really help with their mental health and happiness especially during the current situation (namely the Covid 19 pandemic). I'd definitely recommend if you are going through a tough time as a family or just as a great way to keep the gratitude flowing and mental health positive in in your house!
Melody Hawkins - Mum, United Kingdom
My three boys and I absolutely loved "Tinker Tailor's Toolbox." We loved the rhyming verses and also the beautiful message: that everyone can create their own happiness. I like the way Lindy Jelliman has practical suggestions on how to make a Happiness Toolbox too - we will definitely be making one in our household.
Julie Conybeare - Mum/Teacher, Brisbane, Australia