Introducing Violet, a delightful character who springs from the pen of Fiona Mansfield. Violet knows all sorts of ways to use her voice to let people know how she is thinking and feeling. Violet’s voice can sound excited. Violet’s voice can sound shy. She has an inside voice, an outside voice and a danger voice. Her voice helps keep her safe and helps her make friends.
Marking our first foray into miniature picture book publishing, Violet’s Voice is a charming resource designed to invite children and adults to reflect on the different voices we each have and how we use them. The simple text and gently humorous illustrations explore the skills of speaking, listening and responding to others.
Violet’s Voice is an ideal resource for children experiencing difficulties with self-expression, including issues of anger management, lack of confidence or over-excitement. It’s also a resource that adults will love for its whimsy and for Violet’s sheer strength of personality!
Stories and Reviews
‘In the mailbag,’ SOON, Issue 71, October 2014
99 copies of Violet’s Voice. 99 copies of I See You. This was the unusual order we received from Intereach in June this year. What did they want with 99 copies of each of Innovative Resources’ miniature picture books, we wondered? Angela Hahn, Intereach’s Program Manager was kind enough to explain…
‘The order was actually for myself and my team. I have used these little books from time to time with great success. The books are for both carers and for people who have a mental illness. I have also used these books for people who are victims of domestic violence.
Intereach is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that provides services to regional, rural and remote communities throughout New South Wales. The program I manage runs across the Riverina/Murray areas and we work in communities of 5000 people or less.
We work with people who care for someone with a mental health illness, but, more times than not, we end up working with the person who has the mental health illness. My staff are spread across the entire Riverina/Murray region, and in order to give each office a sufficient number of copies I needed to order a large quantity of books.
Unfortunately, after I had received the books, we found out that the program will not be funded past December 2014. But if the books are not used up by this date, they will definitely be used in a number of other Intereach programs. These little books have contributed to great outcomes for clients.’