The animals were mighty and magnificent, but they were miserable! For way too long, they’d been forced to become something that didn’t feel right – something that felt too much like bad days and scratchy things. The animals needed a hero – or someone to show them that a hero was in each of them all along.
‘But We’re Not Lions’ is a book about social resilience. It will help children understand the importance of boundaries, how to manage peer-pressure, and how to nurture the courage and power that comes with self-acceptance. Most importantly, it is a reminder for all kids that the very best thing about them, is them.
Written by one of Rafiki Mwema's favourite authors (our fav is Hey Warrior!) Karen Young
Karen has worked as a psychologist in private practice and in educational and organisational settings. She has lectured and has extensive experience in the facilitation of personal growth groups. Her Honours degree in Psychology and Masters in Gestalt Therapy have come in handy at times.
Karen is a regular contributor to Parenting Magazine in New Zealand. She can often be heard on Australian radio, and is and a sought-after speaker. Recently, she published ‘Hey Warrior’, a book for kids to help them understand anxiety and find their ‘brave’. The book has now been translated into a number of languages.