Emily is a spirited young girl who embarks on a journey of self-discovery amidst a time of change and challenge…the global pandemic of COVID-19.
Written by Melbourne-based Paediatric Psychologist Michelle Macpherson, this new children’s book is about change. It aims to help children move past self-created illusions that limit their ability to grow and change in positive ways.
“The book aims to entertain, empower, inspire and strengthen children, during a time of significant uncertainty,” says Michelle, who wrote the book for children aged 5-10 years.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Michelle Macpherson has spent 20 years working as a paediatric psychologist in the field of educational and developmental psychology and has trained in clinical neuropsychology. She has owned and operated a private paediatric practice in Beaconsfield, Victoria with a team of psychologists for 15 years. A Global Pandemic Won’t Change Me! is her first fiction book, www.dragonflyglobal.com.au
Michelle has worked with thousands of children, helping them navigate life’s challenges and more recently the impact of COVID-19, which has placed enormous pressure on families. “I have observed a real shift during COVID-19, with intermittent attendance at school causing high anxiety and a lot of fear,” she says. “I felt there was a need to create a way to communicate hope.”
The author is available to discuss her first fiction book and her plans to work more closely with school teachers and parents to create positive change.
A Global Pandemic Won’t Change Me!
Author Michelle Macpherson, Illustrated by Jessie Belle van Loon
52 pages, Samantha Jansen Publishing (paperback)