Don't Think About Purple Elephants

Author(s): Susan Whelan; Gwynneth Jones (Illustrator); Susanne Merritt

Non-Fiction Picture Books

Sometimes Sophie worries -- not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach ... that might just involve an elephant or two! But wait, don't think about purple elephants, whatever you do! Whimsical and humorous, this little girl's story of finding a way to ease her worry resonates with children and parents everywhere.Don't Think About Purple Elephants is an excellent resource for social and emotional learning for parents and teachers.


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Shortlisted for Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Young Children 2016.

"Gwynneth Jones whimsical illustrations complement Susan's caring subtle message."" - Creative Kids Tales"

Susan Whelan is a writer, editor, mother, and passionate advocate for children's literacy. She's also the Managing Editor of highly respected children's literature website Kids' Book Review. Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art at TAFE and then majored in Plant and Wildlife Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Since then, Gwynneth has been imagining and drawing madly, exhibiting and holding market stalls, and creating a picture book. As well as full-time art making, Gwynneth is also studying to be an art therapist.

General Fields

  • : 9781921966699
  • : Exisle Publishing Limited
  • : Exisle Publishing (New Zealand)
  • : 45359200.0
  • : March 2015
  • : 245mm X 255mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 28pp colour plates
  • : 32
  • : Gwynneth Jones
  • : Hardback
  • : Susan Whelan; Gwynneth Jones (Illustrator); Susanne Merritt