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Win Puppy in my Head book to help kids deal with anxious and overwhelming thoughts

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We have a gorgeous little giveaway for you all today; something to ease anxiety in kids at this difficult time. Puppy in My Head (RRP £6.99), a comic-style picture book by award-winning author Elise Gravel, and helps children identify and deal with anxiety in a humorous, relatable and light-hearted way.

This books is aimed at kids aged 2-5, and is designed to help them to become both more mindful and aware of their anxious feelings.

Puppy in my Head Book

The main character of the book addresses the reader right from the first page, telling us that there is a puppy running around inside his head. The puppy’s name is Ollie, and sometimes the puppy is quiet, oftentimes he is curious, and occasionally, Ollie gets scared.

A lot of the time, Ollie gets way too excited! That’s when it can get overwhelming for the main character. What to do?! He uses his breath, words, and actions to calm himself—and Ollie, the puppy—right down. The final page suspects that all of us—grown-ups, too—have a puppy inside our heads.

This is such a great was of helping kids to visualise their worries, in a clear and understandable way. It also provides them with the concept that adults can get anxious too; which will give them a little more understanding should family members suffer from anxiety.

What makes Puppy in My Head special

Puppy in My Head is a book that feels so necessary. It helps children deal with anxious and overwhelming thoughts in a friendly and constructive way. With bold, graphic, and colourful art coupled with a clear and a child-friendly metaphor, this book will speak to and help many young readers cope with anxiety.

Author Elise Gravel is a popular children’s book author and illustrator based in Montreal, Quebec, whose books have been listed on Bank Street College’s Best Books of the Year, Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books, and New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids. Elise’s art is filled with a sense of wonder, humour and creativity that speaks directly to young minds.

She is inspired by social causes and loves to create quirky characters that teach kids how to embrace the wonderful things that make them different. She has created over thirty books for children. Find out more about Elise at and Upside Down Books.

How to win Puppy in My Head

Winning this book is easy – all you need to do is fill out the widget below. We have the usual ways to enter on KiddyCharts; just to make it easy for you.

Entry is via:

  • Following Trigger Publishing on Twitter, be lovely to get a follow for KiddyCharts if you like us, but this isn’t a requirement for entry,
  • Tweeting about the giveaway,
  • Telling us in the comments section why you would like to win this, and
  • Signing up to the KiddyCharts’ newsletter for more fabulous articles, free printables, reviews and giveaways.
Win Puppy in My Head to help kids deal with anxiety (Trigger Publishing)

We do hope that you think that this is as charming a book as we do and would like to win it for your children. The giveaway closes on the 30th April at 11.59pm, and usual T&Cs apply as well.

Thanks for coming to see us again – we massively appreciate your time. If you want to see other resources for kids that suffer from anxiety, then we do have loads on the site. Why not take a look?

Emotions and anxiety resources for kids

Here are some other tools for exploring emotions and anxiety with your kids on the site.

Take care of yourself and your kids, and we will see you again soon I hope.


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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paula cheadle

Thursday 30th of April 2020

I would love this wonderful book for my granddaughters

Danielle Talbot

Thursday 30th of April 2020

I would love to win this and even if i am not lucky enough to win I think that i will have to buy this for my autistic 6 year old as i always have anxiety with him going to school.

Kate Cunningham

Thursday 30th of April 2020

I would like to win this book as children relate to characters in books and it is easier to open up a conversation about how they are feeling.

Tammy Neal

Thursday 30th of April 2020

For my niece x

Catherine Bullas

Thursday 30th of April 2020

I have 5 kids, the eldest of which has spent a lot of the last 3 years in hospital. My 10 year old son in particular finds this really hard and suffers from anxiety and worries a lot. This book would be really helpful.

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