Perfect Petunias is a book especially for those little people who find it hard to make mistakes, designed to 'shape' perfectionistic tendencies towards being a little more self-accepting and flexible. Loppy LAC is very worried about not doing his homework well enough. He is always focusing on what he hasn't done rather then what he has, and he becomes very frustrated. So, his friend Curly teaches him about how petunias grow - in lots of different, imperfect directions that we can't control! Loppy learns that by trying to control whether he makes mistakes or not it's as if he's always trying to grow `perfect' petunias. Sometimes he just needs to accept that things go a certain way and to change his definition of `perfect' to mean trying his absolute best. Perfect Petunias is the third book in the `Lessons of a LAC' series. This gorgeous series, by an author and illustrator who are passionate about giving children ways to think about and manage common emotional difficulties, is a valuable resource for every child to help guide their emotional development.
Lynn Jenkins is a clinical psychologist, author and mother of three. Lynn is passionate about early intervention in the social and emotional development of children, and has written picture books on the topics of anxiety and worry (Lessons of a LAC and Brave, and Perfect Petunias), a picutre book on midfulness called Ollie's Treasures, as well as two non-fiction titles for adults, Best Start and School Start. Kirrili Lonergan is a children's book illustrator and mother of four. She has illustrated several picture books (Lessons of a LAC, Perfect Petunias, Brave and Dandelions) as well as created designs for clothes, prints and pottery. She is passionate about illustrating picture books that have a `healing' message and has a great understanding of the need for such books as a result of her previous work as a pediatric nurse.