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“The Cat Got My Tongue!”

$18.00

A Katie-Jane story about communication and self-expression.

I wrote this book to express and explore the feelings I had as a child who suffered from selective mutism.

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Softcover version, 36 page full colour picture book, limp-bound.

 

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Product Description

Anyone who has ever struggled to speak or express them-self will be able to relate to Katie-Jane’s third story.

After finding herself speechless when asked a question in class, someone suggests that maybe the cat took Katie-Jane’s tongue. And so begins this adventure.

On her way Katie-Jane observes a rabbit, a hive of bees and a bird, who each communicate in different ways. Eventually the cat makes its appearance, and Katie-Jane makes some understandings.

This is a fun story, which enables an exploration into different methods of communication – body language, dance, song, art and more – as well as into feelings of anxiety, nervousness and relaxation.

At the end of the book, ‘Katie-Jane Explains’ is a page that goes into more depth about the concepts explored in the story and some of the feelings the reader may experience.

Some comments about “The Cat Got My Tongue!”

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“Just thought I would let you know have received books and shared with my students. Another teacher was in the class today as I was sharing ‘The Cat Got My Tongue’ and she loved the book and could not believe how engaged all the children were, understanding and talking afterwards about how they would/could deal with this feeling in the class. This is a class of 42,  Year 2 and 3 children so is wonderful that they ‘got it’.” Wendy Halvorsen, Teacher, Oamaru

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