Natalia Paruzel-Gibson, Author
A wise bird, an approachable analogy that’s bound to capture budding young minds, and accessible language carefully crafted to the methodically mapped out pace of the story arc - simply brilliant! An important addition to your child’s bookshelf; ideal for family read aloud time to help calm adults, too!
Yong Kim, Edward Jones
I bought the book "Buckle Up' to read with my grandson who normally can't sit still in one spot. He is used to running around the room, and even can't lie still before going to bed. With the colourful illustration and being able to follow along with the story, he lay still beside me as I read the book. At every moment when the instruction was to take a deep breath, he would turn to me and blow on my face which allowed us to laugh and interact together. This book has now become our regular book to read before bedtime!
This is a really interesting concept for a book. In the hands of the right teacher or parent I think it can do wonders. Basically it takes the reader on a driving lesson en route to the park. Of course it’s much deeper than that... along the journey different things come up like bad weather or bumps in the road etc. Really a super creative way of teaching self control, and emotional and situational awareness. It also offers some excellent mantras throughout the book that I really like. It’s definitely a read aloud and can for sure be an amazing opener for some important conversations about behavior.
Leah Kuypers, MA Ed., OTR/L
Creator and Author of The Zones of Regulation
An imaginative adventure which puts the reader in the driver's seat as they navigate through the bumps in the road.
Playful and engaging, Buckle Up takes readers on a journey to reinforce regulation and coping skills as they take control of the wheel.