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The fourth book in the popular Lessons of a LAC series, Grey-glasses-itis helps children to understand the link between how they see things and how they feel. Loppy notices that he feels differently when he looks at the world around him through different-coloured glasses. When he’s using green glasses, he feels relaxed. When he’s using yellow glasses, he feels cheerful. But when he’s using grey glasses, he just feels sad. As his friend Curly explains, he has a case of ‘grey-glasses-itis’! Curly shows Loppy that to feel better he can change the colour of the glasses he’s seeing things through! This is a simple but effective way to explain to children how thoughts, perceptions and feelings influence each other. They will grow up knowing that when they are feeling sad, worried or angry, it might be because they have a case of ‘grey-glasses-itis’. They’ll also know that with a shift in perception they can have some influence over their feelings, thereby helping to build their emotional resilience.
About the Author
Lynn Jenkins is a clinical psychologist, author and mother of three. Lynn is passionate about early intervention in the social and emotional development of children, and has written picture books on the topics of anxiety and worry (Lessons of a LAC, Brave, Perfect Petunias, and Grey-glasses-itis), a picture book on midfulness called Ollie's Treasures, as well as two non-fiction titles for adults, Best Start and School Start. Lynn is passionate about early intervention in the social and emotional development of children, and explores this in all her books.
Kirrili Lonergan is a children’s book illustrator and mother of four. She has illustrated several picture books (Lessons of a LAC, Perfect Petunias, Brave, Grey-glasses-itis and Dandelions) as well as created designs for clothes, prints and pottery. She is the co-creator of the Lessons of a LAC school visit sessions and is currently completing her Diploma in Art Therapy. She is passionate about children’s needs due to her former years working as a pediatric nurse. Kirrili is an active committee member for the CBCA Newcastle Sub-branch and a regular volunteer for Books4Outback.