Larissa Collins is a clinical psychologist who has worked with children for over 25 years in mental health, child protection and school settings. She currently works in private practice and as a school counsellor. Larissa often uses children’s picture books as part of therapy. She aims to write books that are helpful for children and parents to promote coping and to build resilience. This is her debut as an author of a children’s picture book. Larissa is a proud mother of two children. She lives on the beautiful rural Mid North Coast, NSW, with her human and animal family.
About The Book
Be Brave Beatrice is about a girl who is sick. All she can do is lie in bed and feel terrible. She wants to run and play and go outside. She wants to see her friends but sicker and sicker she gets. The only way to get better is to take foul-tasting medicine. She tries.
Be Brave Beatrice encourages children to face their fears and shows them how important it is to keep trying. It is a story that every child, parent and carer will be able to relate to. Children get sick, and parents and doctors help them get well again. This often includes taking medicine that tastes gross and involves challenges for children, parents and carers alike.
I will be attending a book promotion event at Old Bar Public School – Kindergarten to Year 2 on Thursday, 6th May 2021. The event will start early in the morning, at 9.15 AM, where children would be coming in batches for 45 minutes each. [...]
I am very excited to see the release of my very first book of any kind, a children’s picture book called Be brave Beatrice. The publication date is 29 January 2021. I can’t wait to see the finished product, and to hold the book in my hands.
I hope that [...]