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Pownal Street Press to Publish “Reg Takes a Trip” by Lori Gard

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Pownal Street Press is excited to announce the September 2024 publication of Reg Takes a Trip: A Co-Regulation Story for Kids, written by Lori Gard and illustrated by Emma Martin. 

Part of the Tales for Big Feelings series, Reg Takes a Trip follows Reg as he learns to co-regulate his emotions. Reg — short for Regulate and pronounced with a hard /g/ — is a bear cub who doesn’t like to go to sleep. In Reg Takes a Trip, Reg must find a way to wind down when bedtime arrives. With the help of Reg’s caregiver and big sister, Co-co, Reg is finally able to co-regulate, preparing his body and mind for dreamland.

In this story, Co-co uses a relaxation tool called guided imagery or visualization. Join Reg as he imagines what he might see, hear, smell and touch as he takes an imaginary trip to the ocean that will soon have him off to sleep! 

About the Tales for Big Feelings Series
Written by Lori Gard, an experienced educator and school guidance counselor, the Tales for Big Feelings series supports parents and children in learning how to regulate emotions. 

Reg Goes Swimming: A Self-Regulation Story for Kids was the first book in the Tales for Big Feelings series. A story with a message around feelings, Reg Goes Swimming includes simple strategies to teach self regulation. The bear, Reg, moves from being emotionally dysregulated through thoughtful self-regulation to a state of calm. The three self-regulation techniques used to regulate emotions are: positive self-talk, belly breathing, and re-framing.

About the Author
Lori Gard, M.Sc, M.Ed, is a writer, Canadian Certified Counsellor, and nationally certified Solution Focused Brief Therapist with CCPC Global. She currently works as a K–6 school counselor. Lori has written for Huffington Post, Edutopia, the Yummy Mummy Club, PEI Living Magazine, and PEI’s Red Magazine. She is the author of two children’s books, Reg Goes Swimming and Reg Takes a Trip. Lori lives in Mill River East, PEI, with her husband and their four children. https://lorigard.com/ 

About the Illustrator
The Tales for Big Feelings series is illustrated by Emma Martin. Emma is an illustrator, fine artist, and appreciator of all things whimsical. When she’s not making art, you can find her working as a barista at a local coffee shop, finessing her latte art skills.

Reg Takes a Trip: A Co-Regulation Story for Kids
ISBN: 9781998129027
$24.95 CAD | Hardback
On Sale: September 3, 2024
Pre-order HERE 

Pownal Street Press is PEI’s newest publishing house. Women owned and women led, friendly, warm and professional: Pownal Street Press brings an approachable perspective to publishing books. For more information about the Press and its books, please visit: www.pownalstreetpress.com.