Join the wise and adorable Samson C. Turtle for an underwater adventure of the most important variety.
Life in the ocean can be anxiety-inducing in more ways than one. But at 102 years young, Samson might just have the answer...
Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old
Author: Clare Flory
Illustrator: Lily Uivel
What is this picture book about?
Samson C. Turtle is one of the most wise and wonderful creatures in the sea and he's keen to share just why. At a sprightly 102 years young, he's learnt a thing or two about how to manage fear and anxiety ... but what might that be?
Whatever it is, his friends certainly need it. From meeting a whale whose eyes are glistening with tears, to a great salmon fish who can't overcome his fears, Samson's friends are plagued by something that only he has the answer to.
What is it? And what sage advice can Samson offer?
This visually stunning yet naturally calming book is perfect for any little one who has experienced anxiety and wants to understand how to best address it.
Praise for Samson C. Turtle
"This book is essential reading for little readers looking to understand their emotions and how to tend to them." Momoe Picturebook
"Children need stories like this that speak to the deeper concepts of why they feel the way they do." Childosophy
An excerpt from the story
Under the waves is where you will meet, Samson C. Turtle on Sea Turtle Street.
Samson was wise at one hundred and two, if there was a problem, he knew what to do.
Along came a whale with tears in his eyes, all of the fish were scared by his size.
“How can I stop feeling sad?” asked Whale.
Samson knew how with a flick of his tail.
Salt and seawater and into the blue, Samson C. Turtle knew just what to do! Close your eyes softly, breathe through your nose, fill up your lungs and wiggle your toes. Let out a breath and count one, two, three...
Yippee! Whale was happy!
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