Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Guest book review - The Magic Home Tour and Giveaway

The Magic Home is a story for those who believe in magic, to turn fear into bravery and let fantasies run wild! This is a tale of a little boy that lives with his family, plays happily in the courtyard with his brother, sister, a brown dog and a fluffy white rabbit, and cannot wait to start school. Suddenly he has to leave for an unpredictable journey...

The Magic Home offers psycho-educational support for children, parents and childhood professionals who are assisting children through the difficult transition of displacement. The author presents a guide for caregivers grounded in the principles of Play Therapy that allows children to be engaged in a dynamic and engaging process based on their capacities and the objectives defined by a caring adult. The book is ideal for easy reading with individuals and groups, and the suggested activities can be used between parent and child, at school, in a healthcare agency or any other place where children spend time.

"The Magic Home is an endearing and enduring story of a child's journey to deal with unimaginable feelings of sadness, loss and displacement. This touching story teaches us how to tap into the child's resilience using the healing power of play and expressive arts. The Magic Home is a must-have book for child clinicians, caregivers and child professionals to use with children displaced from their homes, regardless of the situation." -- Athena A. Drewes, PsyD, MA, RPT-S, founder and president emeritus of the New York Association for Play Therapy.

"The Magic Home is a comforting story about a little boy who loses all that is familiar and faces many uncertainties in his new life until he meets Ina, who helps him feel that he is not alone. This gently told story and sweet illustrations offer children who have faced disruptions in their families a sense of control over their circumstances and hope for a brighter future." -- Sue Bratton, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, director emerita, Center for Play Therapy at University of North Texas

"The Magic Home takes us on a journey that is dealing with loss, adjustment and, most importantly, feelings. This book helps adults help children with big feelings that are hard to understand. The added suggestions on how to use the book and reusable figures are a valuable addition. A delightful and helpful book that helps us all know we have a magic home." -- Linda E. Homeyer, PhD, LPCS, RPT-S, distinguished professor emerita and past president of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) board of directors.

From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com

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Enjoy our book excerpt
Page from The Magic Home: A Displaced Boy Finds a Way to Feel Better by Isabella Cassina
Page from The Magic Home: A Displaced Boy Finds a Way to Feel Better by Isabella Cassina
Guest book review by Carly Louise Wilson
The Magic Home is a beautifully illustrated book designed for children to help educate them on feelings of loss, loneliness and displacement. It is about a young boy who lives in a loving household with his parents, grandparents and siblings. They have a clear routine of mealtimes, shopping, working and playing etc, and the little boy is happy and content. He looks forward to going to school, and enjoys his family lifestyle with his toys and people surrounding him.

When one day his mother packs a suitcase and leaves the family home taking him with her, he is confused, lonely and feels anxiety in his chest. He is unable to make sense of his thoughts, has no idea why he has moved, and the upheaval has unsettled him entirely. He no longer looks forward to school, mealtimes are no longer the same as he only has his mother as company.

It is only when he attends school and has an adult Ina who is able to help draw upon play therapy to help provide comfort. Does the boy gain control of his thoughts, and it allows the little boy find himself able to settle, move on and remember such a bad experience with fondness and love. Remembering the positives rather than the negatives.

It was a very cleverly composed book which shows the power of a child’s mind and how they can interpret different situations. The book has colouring exercises in the back for other children and to help create a learning exercise when discussing the theme and topic of the book.

A good book for adults and children, and shows the power of taking control of thoughts and feelings and generating a more positive outlook from play therapy.

About the Author
Isabella Cassina is a Swiss social worker specialized in International Cooperation and Therapeutic Play. She holds a Master of Arts from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies IHEID in Geneva, and she is recognized Therapeutic Play Specialist by the Association for Play Therapy Italy APTI. She worked for the Swiss Red Cross as Head of the Social Services in the refugees sector. Isabella has acknowledged significant experience as humanitarian worker, trainer and international speaker. She is co-founder and project manager for INA International Academy for Play Therapy studies and PsychoSocial Projects based in Switzerland, and consultant for the APTI. She has undertaken a Ph.D. in Expressive Arts Therapy in Switzerland..

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Monday, June 29, 2020

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Free and Bargain Books Linkup Week 26

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Cricut Independence Day Sale

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Craving Clean Water Giveaway

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tyrant Trouble Review

Tyrant Trouble (Mudflat Magic Book 1)

By Phoebe Matthews

Tyrant Trouble (Mudflat Magic Book 1) by [Phoebe Matthews]"...Mudflat series is a supernatural comic romp full of non-stop action, fantastic characters and a hero you’ll love..." 4.5 rating, RT Book Reviews magazine
This first novel of the Mudflat Magic series won the Eppie for Best Fantasy of the Year.At the corner of Seattle and Otherworld, magic meets mayhem.

When a conman wants you as the patsy for a crime, you run, right? That’s what Claire decides. She makes it out of Seattle and into the arms of an Otherworld barbarian. Not much improvement there. One aims a gun, the other swings a broadsword. The barbarian’s world is filled with so much terror, it makes the conman and his threats look easy.


Claire seems to always pick the wrong type of guy. Since she was good at reading astrological charts, they only wanted to use her for their gain. Hiding from the latest creep, she somehow crosses a dimension into a world of barbaric kings and wizardry.

This was an interesting read to say the least. The story was well-written and the characters believable. Although there was no ending, I didn’t mind because the continuing story left me wanting more.

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