The Hare and the Moon
a calming fable for anxious children
The magical, calming fable for anxious children,
widely praised by SENDCOs, teachers and therapists
Now in a full-colour expanded Special Edition and workbook.
Also available - the audiobook!
"A much-needed and reassuring guide for all ages."
Dr Janet Hoskin
Senior Lecturer in Special Education
The Hare and the Moon is a calming, magical fable for anxious children, recommended by SENDCOs, therapists, teachers, parents and senior lecturers in Special Education.
Written and illustrated by therapist and artist Sophie Shaw
Did you ever wonder what happened after the Tortoise beat the Hare?
Originally released in 2019, The Hare and the Moon has already helped hundreds of children to feel calmer and more confident, making bedtimes smoother and parents lives easier.
Now available - a full-colour, expanded Special Edition - with a dedicated workbook and audiobook!
"Beautifully written to explain how to overcome anxiety, and accessible to all."
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO)
The sweet, scared Hare will teach your anxious child simple meditation techniques to help them overcome their anxiety.
Young Hare loves running – there's nothing like it! But when he’s beaten by the slow Tortoise, he feels embarrassed and can’t stop worrying. What can he do?
He turns to Mother Hare for help and she gives him the strangest advice – she tells him to go and meet the Moon . . .
This book is a gentle introduction to mindfulness and meditation techniques that can help anxious children calm their nerves and manage their emotions.
"A profound yet accessible message for children of all ages."
Head Teacher and Senior Counsellor
"Beautifully written. Would help to calm all that suffer with feelings of anxiety."
Hazel Rose Coleman
counsellor and psychotherapist
Read by the author and illustrator, Sophie Shaw
As a hypnotherapist and former actor - I knew that I had to be the one to tell my story - and it turned out SO BEAUTIFULLY.
Using ever-so-soothing music and a gently calming voice, this is the magical method that will ease your anxious child into the sleepy Land of Nod, without a fuss.
Listen to Chapter One
Praise for the book:
"She usually is fidgeting around like anything when I'm reading, but this time she relaxed and was much calmer."
mum to Katie, 10
"A beautiful story of resilience, hope and inner strength."
"A magical story. A book that will be treasured, regardless of your age."
"Should be in all primary school libraries."
"The illustrations are exquisite"
Enjoyed the book? Buy an illustration and let The Hare and the Moon watch over your anxious child while they sleep.