Wombat Books Blog
We are delighted to hear that Emily Eases her Wheezes by Katrina Roe and Happy Pants by Heather Gallagher have been recognised as "Recommended titles" by the Family Therapist Award Judges.
Well done to the authors and illustrators of these beautiful books. To celebrate we are offering a special therapist book pack of Wombat titles:
Same. (Released June 2015).
Happy Pants (Family Therapist Recommended title 2015)
Emily Eases her Wheezes (Family Therapist Recommended title 2015)
Coming Home (Family Therapist Recommended title 2012)
Book pack: $70 including free postage.
Read about the award winners here.
Happy Pants is set for release on 1 May 2014 and you can win a copy!
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Not all Mums are happy on Mother’s Day…
For the one out of seven Australian mothers who suffer from post-natal depression, Mother’s Day is a sad reminder of their inability to cope. Author Heather Gallagher hopes her first picture book Happy Pants will inspire the many families who suffer as a result of the illness.
‘Happy Pants is a heartfelt way to help older children know that their mum’s postnatal depression is not because of them,’ said PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association) chief executive Belinda Horton. ‘That dads are loving and caring, families can support each other and that mum will get better with help.’
Happy Pants is about a little boy who adores his Mummy. But when she comes home with his baby brother, she seems to have become a different person. The boy feels betrayed and confused, and sets about trying to make Mummy better…
Children’s author Heather Gallagher suffered PND following the births of both her daughters, now aged 9 and 12.
Ironically, the depression became a catalyst for Heather to act. She founded a playgroup for Mum’s with PND, Parents Overcoming Depression with Support (PODS). And went on to launch her career as a children’s writer.
‘With Happy Pants I wanted to let kids know that while they can’t make Mummy better, things will improve with time and love,’ she said. ‘There will come a day when Mum can put on her happy pants again!’
Happy Pants is available in all good bookstores or buy online now.