Paddles Written By Cerise Smith and Ilustrated by Dave 'Tex' Smith.
Paddles finds himself feeling angry and upset when a bigger boat doesn't show kindness towards him. A good friend soon helps Paddles to work through his emotions. Paddles is left feeling happy and ready to race up and down the lake once again.
Paddles feels a range of different emotions during this story. I encourage you to have a discussion with your child to identify what emotions they are using by using the emotion tool chart that has been included at the back of the book.
It is crucial we support children to find the language for their strong emotions and we can do this by acknowledging, naming and validating these feelings. .
Educator / Parent tips and notes at the back of the book.