Kadey Jadey 繪本童樂
尋回心裏的小獅子The Lion In My Heart
作者：Jamie & Grace
合作伙伴：Kadey Jadey 繪本童樂
"So much loss!" The little girl heard her mother's sigh, reminding her of the bits and pieces she had also lost. How will she face the inevitable changes in her life?
Changes affect adults as well as children at different levels. This book uses immigration as a theme to guide children to think about the various "losses" they have faced, and to understand what it feels like to experience loss. We want children to learn that as long as they manage these experiences and the emotions that come with them well, "loss" can also be transformed into positive energy.
“The Lion in my Heart” is a book written for children and their families who are facing transitions of any kind.
Jamie received her Master in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. She has been working in the US and HK addressing children's mental health, family dynamics and parenting. Jamie sees how picture books play a role in children's development, therefore seizes every opportunity to read with children and share life experiences. In creating this book, she hopes it elicits a personal resonance in children in Hong Kong.
Grace obtained her Ph.D. in Social Work from New York University. She has been a clinical social worker and play therapist in the mental health field for over a decade.
As a mother of three who experienced moving to various countries with her family, she understands the importance of supporting children through the process. She wants her children to know her "roots" and hence decided to write a book with Hong Kong, her country-of-origin, as the backdrop.
Waterbear is a Hong Kong illustrator who had lived in Nam Sang Wai for the past 11 years and has just returned to urban life. He has published “The Ear Mite and The Cat Hearing Colours” and “Oh Yeah! I have an idea” in the past few years.