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Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Alphabet, Feelings and Friends – A Book Review

 
Emma Lou and Pearl return with some old and new friends in Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo: Alphabet, Feelings and Friends. Join them as they experience, through a collection of whimsical rhymes, a wide range of emotions. From A to Z, Emma Lou and Pearl invite children to bring emotions to life and provide reassurance that all feelings are expected and accepted. 
 
To cope with our changing world during this vulnerable time in our history, children now more than ever need to feel free to express their fears, worries and joys. Alphabet, Feelings and Friends is a resource for parents, educators and mental health workers to assist children in developing meaningful discussions and insight into their present experiences. 
 
“In a short period of time, readers–and the adults who care for them–can review the brightly colored pages of this alphabet book. This A-Z guide provides rich examples of social and emotional growth experiences for children that can be utilized at home, in the classroom or at therapy spaces.”
— Theresa Fraser, CYC-P, CPT-S, RP, MA, RTC,
author of We’re Not All the Same, But We’re Family 
 
“Kim Larkins has written a sweet book that introduces young children to 26 emotions that align with each letter of the alphabet. She uses animal characters, rhymes and fanciful pictures as the vehicle for describing that mindful activities can influence how one feels.”
— Laurie Zelinger, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, board certified psychologist and author, former director: New York Association for Play Therapy 
 
“With delightful illustrations and lovely rhymes, this book is a must for any educator, parent or caregiver who wants to help children learn about and manage their emotions. Don’t miss this opportunity to journey through the alphabet with delightful pups Emma Lou and Pearl and discover a little mindfulness too! “
— Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI, author of Some Days I Flip My Lid, Some Nights I Flip My Lid – Learning to be Calm Cool Kids
 
“This book is an interesting resource to be used with one or more children as part of an educational or therapeutic process. It supports children in start learning how to recognize and manage feelings. I appreciate the background message implying, and somehow inviting to consider, that in difficult times we are not alone and we can rely on others. The use of the rhymes makes the text involving and pleasant to be read (or listened) out loud.”
— Isabella Cassina, MA, TP-S, CAGS, PhD Student,
INA International Academy for Play Therapy studies and PsychoSocial Project
 
 
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Also available in audio!
 
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About the author
Kim Larkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. For the past thirty years, Kim has dedicated her career working with children and families in the mental health and human services field. Most recently, Kim has worked in educational settings focused on the development of mindfulness skills in the classroom. Research shows that mindfulness in education improves attention, emotional regulation, compassion for self and others, and overall well-being for both students and teachers. Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo will introduce parents, therapists, educators and children to some of the many benefits of a mindfulness practice. 
 
Kim has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maine. She is also licensed in Maine where she works and lives. Kim has two adult children, Sarah and Theron and two grandchildren, Guyer and Giavanna. She enjoys travel, music, quilting, and the serenity and pleasures found in nature. You can contact her by email at kimlarkinslcsw@gmail.com or on Facebook @kim.larkins.author.
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I cannot wait to get a “real” copy of this book for my daughter and one for my grandson. My daughter is a parent educator in Upstate NY and I truly believe this book will become a great one for the kids in the families she meets with. And my grandson will love both Emma Lou and her friends.
 
If you have a child that is anxious in your life, please read this book with them. If you have a child who may not live with both Mom and Dad, please read this book with them. Every child should read this book – if they are reading – or have this book read to them.
 
Emma Lou the Yorkie Poo is a friend kids can relate to and will love. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
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