Argo and Me: A story about being scared and finding protection, love, and home

Argo and Me: A story about being scared and finding protection, love, and home

Argo and Me: A story about being scared and finding protection, love, and home

Argo and Me: A story about being scared and finding protection, love, and home


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"A touching tale, flawlessly told." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Ultimately this touching tale speaks volumes about overcoming trauma and the value of family-in all its many forms." - Booklife Reviews, Editor's Pick

Argo and Me is a heartwarming story about a puppy and a child who have each had multiple homes and tough times. Together, with the help of family, they figure out what scares them, they learn that they are lovable, and they find safety and home.

Families and therapists will find that the book helps start important conversations about times when children may have felt scared, how this may affect them, and ways that grown-ups can help them feel safe and loved.

The book may be especially helpful for children who . . .

  • Have experienced very stressful or traumatic experiences
  • Have been involved with the foster care system whether they currently reside with their birth parents or foster parents
  • Have been adopted
  • Have friends or family members who have been through tough times
  • The story was developed by the team that created . . .

  • Once I Was Very Very Scared
  • You Weren't With Me
  • Holdin Pott
  • Mama's Waves/Daddy's Waves
  • The Trinka and Sam Story Series - a free disaster series, jointly created with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network that has been shared with well over 400,000 families around the world.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781950168170
    Publisher: Piplo Productions
    Publication date: 09/01/2022
    Pages: 34
    Sales rank: 372,023
    Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)
    Age Range: 3 - 11 Years

    About the Author

    Chandra Ghosh Ippen is a child psychologist and children's book author. She is Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy. She is a member of the board of directors of Zero to Three and has spent the last 30 years conducting research, clinical work, and training in the area of childhood trauma. Her children's books include Once I Was Very Very Scared, You Weren't With Me, Holdin Pott, Mama's Waves, and the Trinka and Sam disaster series, which has reached over 350,00 families across the world.

    As a boy, Erich was always interested in cartoons and character design. In his professional career, as a digital artist and technical director at Industrial Light and Magic, he has created visual effects for movies like Rango, Harry Potter, The Avengers and Star Wars, and many others. He is also a singer, songwriter, music producer aka Kingdom Krumb, and founding member of the San Francisco rock band District 8.
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