New Children's Book Little Crab Self Soothes by Local Author
19th June 2021
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Eastbourne based author and illustrator team, Emily Wells and Ruth Backshall, are delighted to announce the publication of their children’s book, Little Crab Self Soothes. Aimed at young children between 0 and 6 years and those with special needs and disabilities (SEND), the book has been designed as a self-help tool for those struggling with anxiety, difficulty sleeping or who are afraid of the dark.
Interested in the power of mindfulness, Emily wrote Little Crab Self Soothes for her daughter, Poppy, who has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and suffers anxiety, especially at night. Regular repetition of the story has helped to calm Poppy and Emily hopes other children can now benefit from it too.
Emily lives with her partner, John, and their four children. Together they run a film company. Emily also works for a local charity supporting children and young people with special needs and disabilities.
Ruth lives with her husband, Ady, and their two gorgeous dogs, Gladys and Mabel. Emily met Ruth over the garden fence when Emily's youngest children, Teddy and Poppy, used to wave at the train in Ruth's garden. Having attended art college some fifteen years previously, Ruth started painting again during lockdown. Then Emily asked if she had ever illustrated a book…
Little Crab Self Soothes is available from all major book retailers, including Amazon, Waterstones and WHSmith. The book can also be ordered directly through Olympia Publishers.
Follow Emily and Ruth on social media for more announcements and details of special events:
@walkingwithmabel (Ruth Backshall);
Emily Wells Author@author_wells
If you would like to hold a Little Crab event, such as a signing, reading or similar, please get in touch via social media, direct to Olympia Publishers, or email
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