Loppy is a LAC, or a "Little Anxious Creature." He's good at focusing on what could go wrong and never stops worrying. The enemy of the LACs are the Calmsters - when one party wins a battle, the other shrinks! Curly the Calmster just wants Loppy to think differently about his worries. As Curly and Loppy battle it out, Loppy learns that maybe he can manage his anxious thoughts after all. Lessons of a LAC gives readers unique ways to think about common emotional difficulties while teaching them the right words to reassure themselves when they are worried. Written by clinical psychologist Lynn Jenkins, who has published previous works for adults and children, Lessons of a LAC is a valuable resource for every child to help guide their emotional development.
"Picture books with 'life lessons' introducing little ones to new ideas are a growing trend, and Lessons of a LAC is the first in a new series about coping with common emotional difficulties."
- Books + Publishing
About the Author:
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, Brave, Perfect Petunias, and Grey-glasses-itis), a picture book on midfulness called Ollie's Treasures, as well as two non-fiction titles for adults, Best Start and School Start. Lynn is passionate about early intervention in the social and emotional development of children, and explores this in all her books.
About the Illustrator:
Kirrili Lonergan is a children’s book illustrator and mother of four. She has illustrated several picture books (Lessons of a LAC, Perfect Petunias, Brave, Grey-glasses-itis and Dandelions) as well as created designs for clothes, prints and pottery. She is the co-creator of the Lessons of a LAC school visit sessions and is currently completing her Diploma in Art Therapy. She is passionate about children’s needs due to her former years working as a pediatric nurse. Kirrili is an active committee member for the CBCA Newcastle Sub-branch and a regular volunteer for Books4Outback.