Tree: A Gentle Story of Love and Loss

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The fifth book in the popular ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, Tree is a gentle story of loss that helps children to learn how to say goodbye and process grief.

Tree is the much-loved centerpiece of the community. But one day Curly and Loppy notice that Tree’s leaves are starting to fall — at the wrong time of year — and Tree’s bark is flaking.

It’s Tree’s time to leave. Fortunately Curly is able to teach Loppy how to accept that Tree is leaving, say goodbye, and commemorate Tree’s life.

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SPECIFICATIONS:  9781925820126 | Paperback | 305 x 230 mm / 12 x 9 inches | 32 Pages | Colour

Lynn Jenkins is an experienced clinical psychologist, author and mother of three. In addition to writing Tree, she has written four other titles in the bestselling ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series: Lessons of a LAC, Brave, Perfect Petunias and Grey Glasses-itis. She has also written Ollie’s Treasure, a picture book about mindfulness, and two non-fiction titles, Best Start and School Start. Lynn is passionate about early intervention, and it is the angle all her books take. She offers writing workshops for children using mindfulness and brain education to help with descriptive writing.

Kirrili Lonergan is a picture book illustrator and art therapist. She has a passion for storytelling through pictures and relates warmly to the needs of children through her former years working as a paediatric nurse. Kirrili is the co-creator of the ‘Lessons of a LAC’ educational sessions and is currently working on her ninth picture book. She is an active committee member for the CBCA Newcastle Sub-branch and a regular volunteer for Books4Outback.

“encourages (children) to commemorate a loved one’s life and prepare for endings which like sunsets, may still be beautiful no matter how painful. Tree is a useful resource for guiding youngsters through the odyssey of grief. “ Click here to read more 

Senior Matters
“The quirky looking characters are endearing and would appeal to a young audience.”

Early Childhood Educators Australia – Every Child Magazine
 “Lynn Jenkins has written a splendid fifth book that focuses on early intervention in the social and emotional development of young children. This story explores loss and grief in young children. ‘Tree’ continues the adventures of Loppy the LAC and Curly Calmster as they say goodbye to their much-treasured friend Tree.”

School Day Magazine reviewed
“sensitively explains loss” Click here to read in full

Bottom Shelf Edu Blogs
“Given the summer holidays that many of our students have experienced where all that was familiar is now blackened and gone, this is an important book to add to your mindfulness collection and share with the children.” Click here to read in full

Read For Fun
“This is a brilliant book to help kids and families work through issues that deal with losing someone special, especially when they have time to say goodbye.” Click here to read in full

Buzz Words
“Tree is a story about saying goodbye and coming to terms with the loss of a friend.” Click here to read in full

Children’s Book Council of Australia – Kids Corner
Ran a feature about dealing with worry feelings and the tools developed to manage them by Lynn Jenkins and Kirrili Lonergan in the Lessons of Lac series  “Remember your feelings are like farts. They are better out than in! Click here to read in full

What’s Up Down Under
“A superb book”

Blue Wolf Reviews  
“Beautifully created Tree, A gentle story about love and loss is the perfect resource for helping little ones learn to understand and accept grief, letting go and the changes this brings about in their lives.” Click here to read in full

Reading Time
 “The overall tone is of warmth and understanding, despite the topic underlying the plot being grief and loss.” Click here to read in full


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