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The Elf, the Princess and the Impossible Shoe

A Story about Overcoming Perfectionism
  • Author
    • Anthony Lloyd Jones
Format
Regular price $15.95
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Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, there lived an elf. The elf was a shoemaker, and her shoes were admired around the kingdom. The elf was confident at her job, until one day the Princess ordered a pair of shoes for the Royal Ball. Putting pressure on herself and comparing her work to her friends' on 'Elfstagram', the elf is worried that her shoes will not be perfect.

The Elf, The Princess and the Impossible Shoe explores childhood perfectionism and the anxiety that it can cause, and offers children aged 5+ effective tools to deal with their feelings. It also contains a guide for parents and professionals, giving expert advice on how to use the book to aid discussion on this topic.
  • Published: Nov 21 2023
  • Pages: 48
  • 238 x 244mm
  • ISBN: 9781839975417
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Press Reviews

  • Dr Suzanne Barrett, Creative Child Therapy Workshops and co-author of Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Big Feelings and Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety.

    This lovely story shares the experience of perfectionism in a normalising and engaging way, with fun and vibrant illustrations and lots of helpful and practical ideas both within the story and the adult guide that follows.
  • Dr Fiona Zandt, Creative Child Therapy Workshops and author of the Creative Ways to Help Children books series for therapists.

    Beautifully written and illustrated, this delightful book is a contemporary tale about trying our best, not comparing ourselves to others and embracing our 'imperfect' attempts.