Samson C. Turtle
Join the wise and adorable Samson C. Turtle for an underwater adventure of the most important variety.
Life in the ocean can be anxiety-inducing in more ways than one. But at 102 years young, Samson might just have the answer...
A bright and colourful kids' book about managing anxiety.
Recommended ages: for 0 - 6yrs old
Author: Clare Flory
Illustrator: Lily Uivel
What is this picture book about?
Samson C. Turtle is one of the most wise and wonderful creatures in the sea and he's keen to share just why. At a sprightly 102 years young, he's learnt a thing or two about how to manage fear and anxiety ... but what might that be?
Whatever it is, his friends certainly need it. From meeting a whale whose eyes are glistening with tears, to a great salmon fish who can't overcome his fears, Samson's friends are plagued by something that only he has the answer to.
What is it? And what sage advice can Samson offer?
This visually stunning yet naturally calming book is perfect for any little one who has experienced anxiety and wants to understand how to best address it.
Praise for Samson C. Turtle
"This book is essential reading for little readers looking to understand their emotions and how to tend to them." Momoe Picturebook
"Children need stories like this that speak to the deeper concepts of why they feel the way they do." Childosophy
An excerpt from the story
Under the waves is where you will meet, Samson C. Turtle on Sea Turtle Street.
Samson was wise at one hundred and two, if there was a problem, he knew what to do.
Along came a whale with tears in his eyes, all of the fish were scared by his size.
“How can I stop feeling sad?” asked Whale.
Samson knew how with a flick of his tail.
Salt and seawater and into the blue, Samson C. Turtle knew just what to do! Close your eyes softly, breathe through your nose, fill up your lungs and wiggle your toes. Let out a breath and count one, two, three...
Yippee! Whale was happy!
On the issue: What is childhood anxiety?
Childhood anxiety is, unfortunately, very common, and also on the rise with little ones globally. Team Ethicool spoke to psychologist and child wellbeing expert Dr. Maxine Therese to find out everything parents need to know about childhood anxiety, including what causes it, what the symptoms might be and importantly, how to help a child who has it. Learn more in our compelling expose: What is childhood anxiety?
BOOK ISBN: 9780648702474
Size: 11" x 8.5" landscape (27.5 x 21cm)
Cover: softcover (300GSM)
Pages: soft inside pages (200GSM)
All Ethicool Books are designed for ages 0 - 6 years old.
All our stories average 500-750 words in length.
This book is retailed exclusively online by Ethicool Books Pty Ltd, and available for purchase worldwide via our website.
My son, four, loved the book. After reading once he started to repeat the steps to help him find ‘calm’
My granddaughter enjoyed it immensely
Our book came quite fast and my son was super excited when he opened the package. Samson has become a part of our nightly routine and my son recites the words happily and will do actions to go with it. Even the children in my class ask for me to read it to them again. Love everything about Samson, storyline, pictures. It is just beautiful
A great book especially if you have little ones with stress, anxiety, anger concerns and they love the ocean. Just breath like turtle ❤️
Absolutely beautiful illustrations and storyline
Enjoyed over and over by my grandson as well as myself
Oh gosh, what a beautiful book! Stunning illustrations, calming language and practical help for nerves and anxiety. My turtle loving five year old LOVED this book (and so did his Mum!).
Wonderful calming cool colours in the illustrations. A simple yet effective mantra for the children to repeat. Stunning
Beautiful illustrations. I'm giving it to my 5 year old granddaughter for Christmas. She loves all animals but especially turtles.
We teach a lot of mindfulness in our Pre-Prep classroom so this book really supported our program and enabled the children to hear the message about stopping and simply taking some deep breaths from someone else - a 102-year-old gorgeous turtle! It's a great book. Highly recommend it for all little ones (and big people) as we all need reminders like this.
Great artwork and wonderfully written. Samson is a great aid to showing children how to respond and relaxation techniques