Image from The Island, illustrated by Sarah Pimenta

Coming soon in August 2020, are a series of Therapeutic Fairy TalesThe IslandThe StormThe Night Crossing, written by Pia, and illustrated by artist, Sarah Pimenta from Social Fabric, published by Speechmark, Routledge (Taylor&Francis). Over the last year, Pia and Sarah have worked closely together with the Speechmark Publishing  team to create these storybooks. Designed to be used by care professionals, each fairy tale supports children and adults going through particular times of loss and difficulty, with the aim of opening up conversations around feelings and personal life experiences. ‘The Island’ is for children with a parent living with depression, ‘The Storm’, about the experience of parental separation/divorce, and ‘The Night Crossing’, about saying goodbye to life in the face of untreatable illness. In addition to the fairy tales, Pia and Sarah have created the Storybook Manual – an introduction to working with storybooks therapeutically and creatively, a specialist resource for care professionals.

Sometimes I Feel is a box-set of 48 illustrated story cards designed by Pia to help children and adults explore different feelings, both challenging and positive.  On the cards, a boy and a girl present some of the physical and emotional qualities of emotions such as anger, fear, friendship, jealousy, love, indecision, pain, calmness, tenacity, pride, lack of control, joy, insecurity and conflict. The story card format means that they can be used in  flexible and creative ways.

To purchase a copy please visit Sometimes I Feel: Routledge-Taylor Francis.

Sometimes I Feel cards

Published reviews:

“48 beautifully large illustrated cards…a practical resource which could be used in many ways.”
Who Minds?

“a really effective resource with children from Year 2 plus.”
Nursery World

“…48 beautifully illustrated, child friendly A5 cards…a great tool…easy to use with a variety of ages.”  Child Education

2 thoughts on “New books & creative resources by Pia

  1. Hi Pia, I hope you are well. I was hoping to buy your Sometimes I feel cards but Amazon have run out. Is there another way of buying them?

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