There’s a T-Rex in My Tummy is a delightful story aimed at helping children navigate feelings of stress and anxiety.
There’s a T-Rex in My Tummy was originally written in 2021 to help my son navigate the feelings of anxiety he was experiencing during Covid-19 lockdowns in New Zealand. It was brought to life when my little man asked if we could turn his story into a “real book”.
There’s a T-Rex in My Tummy is aimed at children aged 3-8 years old, and includes a range of brightly coloured images that will appeal to children and parents alike. The story helps to normalise the anxious feelings that children sometimes experience (the T-Rex in our tummies), and to provide them with some strategies to help cope with those big feelings.
Parents, teachers and book reviewers have all given us great feedback on our story. Here are some of the comments so far:
“Just to let you know. Books arrived this afternoon. Thank you! Very impressed with the book, you did an amazing job. It’s so well written and easy for kids to understand” (Happy customer)
“My 5 year old son loved reading your book! He loved the rhyming and found the pictures very cool! I love how relevant the message of the book is, not only to kids but to adults as well. I hope he uses the tips you’ve suggested as he continues with his journey at school and in his life. Thank you for your beautiful book” (Feedback from local library user)
Our goal is to get our story out to as many little people as possible, and along the way we are raising funds to help kiwi kids to access mental health appointments. Metal health care is super expensive, so we want to try and raise $1m to help as many kids as possible to get care. $1 from every book sold will be donated to Gumboot Friday to help us to achieve this goal.
There’s a T-Rex in My Tummy is available in softcover format.
A Kindle version is available on Amazon.com.
Please contact me for information if you would like to order larger quantities.