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Wednesday 6 November 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Bailey beats the BLAH

Kids' Book Review is delighted to be part of the blog tour for Bailey Beats the BLAH, the latest book by Karen Tyrrell, author and advocate for children's mental health. Read on for advice on how to help kids develop a more positive attitude and leave a comment on this post to be in the running for some Bailey Beats the BLAH giveaways.

Bailey hates his new school. His tummy aches. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA?

Bailey Beats the Blah is an empowering picture book to help kids overcome sad days and worry thoughts, boosting self-esteem, emotional awareness and action plans on how to lift a child’s mood. 

Bailey is aligned with the Kids Matter program on the National Education curriculum, and supported by Kids' Help Line.

How to help kids change their BLAH into Ha-Ha-Ha!
1. Really talk to your child. Find out how they're feeling. Encourage them to express their emotions and what’s on their mind.
2. Encourage your child to participate in daily exercise and sports out in the fresh air.
3. Find out what activities ‘switch your child on’. Encourage your child to participate.
4. Consider a pet so your child can develop responsibility and a nurturing spirit.
5. Read Bailey Beats the BLAH to your child, spring-boarding discussion on how to change their BLAH to Ha-Ha-Ha. Download teacher notes and children’s activities on Karen Tyrell's website.

Bailey Beats the BLAH is available from Amazon and KarenTyrrell.com

The winner of the Kids' Book Review giveaway for Bailey Beats the Blah has been selected. Congratuations Penny Reeve. You have won a copy of Bailey Beats the Blah. Please email Susan at susan(AT)kids-bookreview(dot)com. If no contact is made within 48 hours, a new comment will be selected.

Comments made on this post will continue to go into the draw for the Bailey Beats the Blah blog tour giveaway organised by Karen Tyrell. Entries for that giveaway close 11.59pm Tuesday19th November 2013.

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Join Karen on her Bailey Beats the BLAH blog tour by visiting the following websites:

3rd Nov   Creative Kids' Tales
4th Nov    Boomerang Books Blog with Dimity Powell
5th Nov    Writing for Children by Di Bates
6th Nov    Kids' Book Review (that's us!) 
7th Nov    Robin Adolphs
8th Nov    Charmaine Clancy
9th Nov    Dream Big ... Read Often by Melissa Wray
10th Nov  Claire Ever After
11th Nov  SquiggleMum
12th Nov  Nicky Johnston
13th Nov  e-Quipped
14th Nov  Jill Writes
15th Nov  Bipolar Burble
16th Nov  Bug in a Book
17th Nov  Write Away with Me
18th Nov  Under the Apple Tree by Angela Sunde