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I Don’t Want to be Me - Amelie’s Walk: Exploring Self-Acceptance



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ISBN 9781032233338
November 16, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
27 Pages 23 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

To get the full Being With Our Feelings experience, this book can be purchased alongside the guidebook. All books can be purchased together as a set, Being With Our Feelings: Guidebook and Four Storybooks Set, 978-0-367-77231-4.

Meet Amelie, a girl who doesn’t want to be who she is. As she ventures out on a walk one day, she comes across a tree, a flea, the sea, a pea and finally a bee - all simply being who they are. One by one, Amelie majestically attempts to become each character, but soon discovers how exhausting and painful it is trying to be anything other than yourself.

Full of enchanting illustrations and relatable characters, I Don’t Want To Be Me:

  • supports emotional wellbeing through a greater sense of self-worth and self acceptance
  • helps children to discover alongside Amelie, that being yourself is enough
  • ends with a mindful reflection to help children explore and be with their feelings.

This book is essential reading for teachers, parents, and anyone who wishes to help children feel heard, seen and accepted, just as they are.

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Biography

Anita Kate Garai is a teacher, poet and mindfulness wellbeing consultant and facilitator, with a BEd Hons from Cambridge University and an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts. She has been a primary school classroom teacher for over 25 years, leading on personal, social and emotional development, and has worked with local authorities as a specialist in behaviour, emotional wellbeing and creativity, developing programmes for pupils and delivering training to school communities. Anita can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @AnitaKateG.

Reviews

‘Immensely appealing…’
Adrian Bethune, Author of Wellbeing In The Primary Classroom, Education Policy Co-Lead at The Mindfulness Initiative, Teacher and founder of Teachappy.


‘Vivid illustrations and wonderful poetry’
Adrian Bethune, Author of Wellbeing In The Primary Classroom, Education Policy Co-Lead at The Mindfulness Initiative, Teacher and founder of Teachappy.


‘I love these books! The stories and illustrations are just beautiful.’
Penny Whelan, SENCO, Luton.


‘Beautifully illustrated.’
Andrew Cowley, Wellbeing Speaker and Writer, author of ‘The Wellbeing Toolkit’ and ‘The Wellbeing Curriculum’.


‘The Red String…will resonate with any young person who has felt a build up of emotion.’
Andrew Cowley, Wellbeing Speaker and Writer, author of ‘The Wellbeing Toolkit’ and ‘The Wellbeing Curriculum’.

‘Written with a strong youth voice element running through.’
Sharon Mee, Creativity and Wellbeing in Education Developer, CEO and Founder of Artpod and Melting Pot - Arts and Wellbeing in Education, Sussex and South East.

‘Unique and very honest.’
Sharon Mee, Creativity and Wellbeing in Education Developer, CEO and Founder of Artpod and Melting Pot - Arts and Wellbeing in Education, Sussex and South East.


‘Love the gender neutral characters…Fabulous!’
Gaynor Price, SEMH Advisory Teacher, City of Birmingham School.