The girl and the Coronavirus is a story of a girl and her family self isolating at home. She discovers her mother has bought a mound of toilet rolls which she assumes were bought as toys. With her brother she uses them to engage in imaginary play. She learns from a wise old women how to keep connected with people she cares about using virtual hugs. These also involve adaptations of loving kindness and self compassion meditations. Its a story to encourage connectedness and wellbeing in a time of adversity.
This story follows the experiences of a girl who hates making mistakes. Meeting an old woman on the way home from school she complains of not liking to make mistakes. She is offered a way to to stop making them and readily accepts. However, she soon discovers there is a cost to not making mistakes. A cost that before long makes her yearn to make mistakes again. It is a tale designed for children who experience anxiety because of having unrealistic expectations about not making mistakes.
Coming out of lockdown a girl experiences envy of others. She learns a way of thinking that helps her manage her anger and sadness. She learns to be happy at others happiness rather than feel sorry for herself about what others had that she did not. This book helps develop useful coping skills. Buy this book as a bundle with ‘The Girl and the Corona Virus’ and ‘The girl who hated mistakes’.