Swings + Roundabouts Winter 2022

Resource Reviews The Lighthouse Princess Written by Susan Wardell Illustrated by Rose Northey Picture Puffin; RRP: $19.99 Paperback The Lighthouse Princess is a delightful contemporary fairytale which celebrates independence and friendship, with magical and award-winning illustrations. The Lighthouse Princess is almost perfectly happy. She takes care of the light that keeps ships at sea safe, catches fish off the balcony, and swims with penguins and seals. But one day, a little fishing boat with green sails sets out just as a storm blows up... The Lighthouse Princess will speak to everyone who’s ever been fascinated with lighthouses. Rose Northey's award-winning illustrations are visually stunning, full of personality, humour and magical details to discover Goose the Artist By Kimberly Andrews Picture Puffin; RRP: $19.99 Paperback Meet Goose, a passionate artist who wants to create a PERFECT portrait and win the village art competition. But after a whole week of painting Puffin and friends, Goose is all aflutter. Is an artist’s work EVER good enough? Goose strives to win an art award in this appealing tale from acclaimed Puffin the Architect series. This delightful story is set in the endearing world of Puffin the Architect and her friends. Readers will love poring over Kimberly Andrews' detailed pictures and spotting the spider hidden on every page, as Goose explores the trials and rewards of making art. Bluey: Typewriter Puffin; RRP: $17.99 Board Book This is a gorgeous lift-the-flap board book for kids of all ages. Bluey is an award-winning preschool show about Bluey, a blue heeler pup, and her family. Airing on ABC KIDS, the show has amassed legions of dedicated fans and hugely popular ranges of books, toys, clothes, games and more. Finding Calm By Dr Sarb Johal Penguin; RRP: $37.00 Finding Calm is a perfect book for these times with lots of easy-to-follow practical tools and tips to support you in managing fear and anxiety from a clinical psychologist who is an expert in emergency management and disaster psychology. There is so much useful information in these pages, with themes such as ‘Mastering your brake; Empathy; Staying connected; Supporting younger generations; Anxiety and its silver lining; and Complete mental wellbeing’. Although this book is for individuals to read, those in leadership may find many ideas and tips when working with staff in supporting their stress levels and useful games to do in groups. June 2022 { 38 }