Anna Liza and the happy practice

Summary:

Anna Liza’s mother is a psychiatrist, and Anna Liza loves trying to cheer up the patients waiting to see her mother by talking and telling jokes. One day, she meets a young boy Edward and a very special friendship begins.

Comment:

This book explores the positive female influence in Anna Liza’s life in the form of her mother, a psychaitrist, who Anna Liza looks up to and models herself on. The book focuses on Anna Liza’s acts of empathy and kindess, and these qualities as making her an admirable character. The book is also an important exploration of mental health issues, particularly in young boys.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Colfer, Eoin

Illustrator(s): Robertson, Matt

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

City: Edinburgh

Year: 2016

Pages: 104

ISBN: 9781781125595

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Families, Feelings, Female characters, Relationships

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