Endorsements for My Friend EEPWORM
"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®
"We bought Corinne’s beautiful book and eepworm himself after our 5-year-old daughter saw them at church. Eepworm is by her side almost 24/7 now; she cuddles and talks to him, sleeps and eats with him, and makes him reflect her every emotion. She has memorized the book and recites it at will, and eepworm makes regular appearances at her kindergarten show-and-tell. Her endorsement? 'There is nobody who can love eepworm better than me!' The toy is sturdy, fun, soft, and easily transported. We are so grateful to Corinne and her family for sharing their journey and eepworm with ours!"
"Thank you to NetGalley and Early Childhood Specialties for providing me with a copy of My Friend EEPWORM in exchange for an honest review!
Ok, to be completely honest, I downloaded this book the second I saw its cover because it was just too cute to resist. I spent the next 10 minutes just repeating the word "eepworm" over and over again because it's just so fun to say. I ended up really liking the book, even though I got it without knowing anything about it.
My Friend EEPWORM is a picture book about a little, squishy toy called an EEPWORM that will be with you through all your big emotions. It's targeted at children with sensory issues and children learning how to handle big emotions. The illustrations are super cute and use a lot of soft colors, which makes the book visually very comforting. I really appreciated this book for many reasons, the primary being I was one of the kids this book is targeted at. I would carry around a little stuffed animal to help me ground myself and stay calm when things got overwhelming in the face of my ASD and anxiety. It really worked, so I totally buy the whole concept of an EEPWORM friend. I believe the physical copy of the book comes with an EEPWORM toy, which is of course adorable. I also really appreciated the parent/guardian guide in the beginning. Too many adults don't know how to help the kids in their life when things get overwhelming, and I thought it was a good reminder that it's our responsibility to help them learn how to manage their own big feelings. I highly recommend My Friend EEPWORM!"
"Beautiful watercolor illustrations! I wasn't familiar with eepworms, but this was such a darling book and sounds like a brilliant way to help children through their feelings. Easy to follow along and short enough to not completely lose readers with short attention spans. It also provides plenty of opportunities for further dialogue about the discussed emotions if the child you are reading to is ready."
"My Friend EEPWORM is a cute little book that talks about children with big feelings, and how a beloved toy (like an eepworm) can help.
The book opens with tips for parents and teachers to help kids deal with difficult emotions, which was a great addition to the core book aimed at kids. It includes simple, helpful techniques to aid adults in helping kids in their lives deal with difficult feelings, including things you can explain to your child to make them feel less alone ("Managing feelings is hard, even for grown-ups") and techniques to help them cope ("Try rocking them, singing a soothing song, reducing sound or light levels.").
My Friend EEPWORM shows how a beloved toy can not only be a comfort when life is rough, but also a source of joy when things are going well. A book like this that explores how children can use the tools at their disposal to deal with their emotions can be a great tool for any family, but especially one that includes a child dealing with especially big and complicated feelings."
"It seems like the book speaks to you. As a child psychologist, I feel this book is so relevant to all children who I work with who have their own anxieties. It is a book that empowers one to look for ways to conquer their fears, anxieties and the very many irrational thoughts that can sometimes overpower the young minds. I must add that the book is as much relevant for adults as it is for children. It gives adults the courage to find their own way to deal with their challenges. At least that is what it did to me. It touches your heart. I would definitely recommend it for everybody out there."
Child Counselor, New Delhi, India
"What a beautiful book for children who are having trouble communicating their emotions or those who need a bit more sensory play. I especially loved the notes to educators and parents at the beginning! Goyette does a great job helping a student feel comfortable with all the ways to use an eepworm or sensory tool!"
"Sometimes feelings can be big, bigger than what a little child can hold. With the assistance of Eepworms, though, those big feelings don't have to be so overwhelming. I loved everything about this book. The words were encouraging and easy to read and the illustrations were done in a simple yet meaningful style. I was whispering "Yes!" to myself when I read the note to parents. Overall, I cannot praise this book enough. Not only will I purchase it for my classroom, knowing I'll find many occasions where it will be helpful, but I'll definitely be recommending it to parents and quoting it in my conversations with children and parents alike.
Thank you to NetGalley for giving me my first of many copies of this delightful little book."
"This was a wonderful help for those with ADHD and similar conditions that require audio/sensory and visual cues.
My friend EEPWORM was a rhythmic book that was precise, concrete, and easy to read.
This book addressed the need to feel comforted, safe, in a well structured environment that provides the guidance and love to be fully cognizant of one's surroundings while placing context on emotion and feelings that may be encountered when under stressful situations such as a school environment.
EEPWORM as a sensory tool is exactly what Goyette has created and it works well in this framework with lovely illustrative visuals.
Thank You to Corinne Goyette, the pub, NetGalley, and Amazon Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review."
"This is such a great book with such an important message. Children’s feelings can be so hard for them to understand. We definitely need more books like this one."
"This is such a sweet book with such an important message! It is really important to help our children understand their feelings are valid and there will always be someone - or something- there to guide them through it. And My Friend EEPWORM is exactly that!"
"EEPWORMS may just be my new favourite things! I was pleasantly surprised by this book both as a children’s story book and a potential Counselling resource for children with special needs. I absolutely love how cute the illustrations are and how simple the story is to read and follow. Appropriate for very young children and yet it still tugs at my own 23-year-old heartstrings. I will most definitely be recommending this to my counselling colleagues and library buddies!"