The Hot and Bothered Air Balloon is a therapeutic story about feeling stressed.
In the story, a hot air balloon is so hot and bothered that he is stuck high up in the air. With the help of a friendly puffin, the hot air balloon is able to come down to earth feeling better and more relaxed. The story teaches children about how we can use relaxation and mindfulness techniques when we are feeling stressed, and the benefits of finding an outlet for our emotional distress.
This beautifully illustrated storybook will appeal to all children, and can be used by practitioners, educators and parents as a tool to discuss the importance of relaxation, therapeutic outlets and dealing with stress.
Juliette Ttofa is a Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist with 15 years’ experience working with children and young people. She specialises in supporting resilience and well-being in vulnerable children.
Julia Gallego is a picture book illustrator and designer, and a graduate of the Manchester School of Art.