Au­thors en­joy suc­cess­ful book launch at the Port aux Basques li­brary

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Marketplace - BY JOAN CHAIS­SON

The launch of Florence Strang’s new book “The Mind­ful Tur­tle” was a great suc­cess at the Port aux Basques Pub­lic Li­brary on Satur­day, Oct. 20.

Many par­ents brought their chil­dren to Story Hour to hear the read­ing of the book and to be in­tro­duced to the real tur­tle, Mal­colm. The li­brary staff then did a craft where each child made their own tur­tle to take home.

“The Mind­ful Tur­tle” is a pic­ture book for chil­dren with ex­er­cises to cope with anx­i­ety or times when they are scared. One five- yearold child was there with his grand­mother and when he went home, he showed his mom what to do if she was scared.

The Autism In­volves Me Group (AIM) ex­tend thanks to those who came to the ses­sions, and espe­cially the ses­sion re­gard­ing the book “Calm the [email protected]@k Down” on how the pub­lic are aware and ac­cept autism.

Stephen Robert­son, au­thor of “Go For Shake­down” was im­pressed with the num­ber of cadets who at­tended to lis­ten to the pre­sen­ta­tion on his ad­ven­tures as a helicopter pi­lot in Afghanistan.

AIM ex­tend ap­pre­ci­a­tion to spon­sors for mak­ing these pre­sen­ta­tions pos­si­ble.

All of these books will be for sale at The But­ter­fly Bou­tique Book Store in Port aux Basques.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF JOAN CHAIS­SON

Au­thors Stephen Robert­son “Go for Shake­down” and Florence Strang “The Mind­ful Tur­tle” at the book launch in Port aux Basques on Satur­day, Oct. 20.

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