The Boat Star is a therapeutic story about dealing with a painful loss and taking comfort in good memories.
In this poignant story, a boy loses a special feather and goes on a magical journey to try to recover it. Although he doesn’t find his feather, he is comforted by the memory of the feather and realises he will feel better over time.
This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss bereavement and coming to terms with feelings of loss with children.
This story can be purchased alongside six other storybooks as part of a set (ISBN: 9781138556478), as well as in a set alongside the guidebook Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Vulnerable Children and Young People and six other storybooks (9781138556454). The guidebook outlines ways to use these beautifully told and visually appealing stories to nurture emotional resilience with children and will be invaluable tools for anyone working to build emotional resilience with children and young people.
Juliette Ttofa is a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist with 15 years’ experience working with children and young people. She specialises in supporting resilience and well-being in vulnerable children.
Julia Gallego is a picture book illustrator and designer, and a graduate of the Manchester School of Art