The Calm Book - Understanding Your Busy Brain (Book by Alex Allan)

SKU: 5988

The Calm Book is a friendly and engaging picture book to help young children understand their feelings using simple science. Featuring mindfulness tips, breathing exercises and calming craft activities that give children the ability to take charge of their own emotional state and the tools to become more resilient.

Written in consultation with child psychotherapist Sarah Davis, The Calm Book is full of playful, interactive coping strategies that will help children to examine their anxieties in a fresh, objective way, and move towards overcoming them. An ideal tool for children struggling with anxiety or anger issues, that helps them take ownership of their feelings.

About the Author

Alex Allan has worked in children's publishing for twenty years, lives in London and has three children.

Anne Wilson decided one day that telling a story through pictures was something she'd quite like to do for a job. Taking inspiration from natural forms, patterns and colours, Anne studied art, receiving an MA in Illustration from Central Saint Martins. In 2011 she won the Serco Prize for Illustration. Her clients include Lonely Planet Kids, Quarto, and Save the Children, among others.

Sarah Davis is a child psychotherapist, with an MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling. Sarah has been the Young Person's Mental Health Lead for a charity in Hackney and has worked as a children's editor and consultant.


  • Paperback ‏ :- 32 pages
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 - 7 years
  • Dimensions ‏ : - 26.1 x 1 x 22.8 cm