Media Kit Information for EEPWORM™ Book Series
Corinne Goyette received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Studio Art from Sam Houston State University. There, she learned to love watercolor, the medium used in the EEPWORM books. She is also a public speaker advocating for people with mental health special needs, since she struggles with several brain disorders herself, such as ADHD and autism. Having experienced very extreme emotions since she was a young child, Corinne was moved to help other children, especially those who feel the way she does. She hopes that sharing the knowledge and tools she has gained will benefit children and their helpers everywhere.
Corinne's first children’s picture book, My Friend EEPWORM, has been featured on The “D” Suite Radio Show and the We Read Initiative of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. Corinne is available for interviews and presentations.
"Corinne’s vision of supporting children with their big emotions is realized in this beautifully illustrated children’s book. Children who have a difficult time managing their emotions often feel alone, misunderstood, different, out of sorts or isolated. Corinne’s Eepworms help these children feel safe by assuring them that they have someone (or something!) that will stick with them through thick and thin. What a comfort to little souls in distress!”
Founder of Conscious Discipline®
"Every parent or teacher can relate to a fun time with children turning sour when the fun needs to end. Corinne Goyette's book lets a child enter into the adorable Eepworm's super exciting day of fun with a friend, only to have strong negative emotions almost ruin the day! Helpful tips within the book allow your child or student to stop, take a break and handle emotions successfully. A must have on any teacher, parent or school counselor's shelf."
-Lisa Stuckey, M.Ed.
Story Behind the Story
"When I was a child, I often had intense emotions. I wondered why, and I later learned I have brain disorders like ADHD and autism. Feeling overwhelmed and alone, I created the eepworm character to be a calming tool and a friend. I loved how my eepworms felt like a hug in my hand! With my adorable and comforting friends, I could deal with my strongest feelings. As an adult, I wrote this book to help children (and adults) everywhere." — Corinne Goyette
Summary for My Friend EEPWORM:
Young children often have strong feelings that may be hard for them to handle alone. Eepworm wants to help!
In this story, Eepworm wants to be a caring friend to help children throughout their day. He shows what he can do to soothe them, no matter how they feel.
This book delightfully demonstrates how an eepworm® toy can provide companionship, comfort, and calming. Children will enjoy hearing the story and having an eepworm toy of their very own!
Summary for EEPWORM's Emotional Day:
With simple rhyming text and beautiful watercolor illustrations, this book delightfully demonstrates how children can experience many different feelings in a day and how challenging some of them can be. In the story, yellow eepworm feels impatient, excited, happy, annoyed, overwhelmed, remorseful, and peaceful, all on the day he visits his best friend, blue eepworm. Children will relate to yellow eepworm’s many different feelings and learn a valuable lesson about handling one of them.
The book is accompanied by one soft, squishy toy eepworm.
Author: Corinne Goyette
Category: Children’s Books
Print ISBN: 978-0-9974929-1-0
Publisher: Early Childhood Specialties LLC
Anticipated publication date: September 2020.
Available at www.EarlyChildhoodSpecialties.com/store.html
Who Should Read:
• school counselors
• child therapists
• child psychologists
• occupational therapists
• children’s librarians
• enjoyable story with rhyming text
• soothing, soft watercolor illustrations
• helpful for children to identify feelings
• good conversation starter
• eepworm is a comforting sensory toy
• helpful for teaching children self-regulation