Bob Rich reviews Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka

I have reviewed several other therapeutic children’s books published by Loving Healing Press, so my expectations were high. I was not disappointed by Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka

Aimed at 5-8 year old children with diagnosable depression, this little book has two components: first the illustrated story with rhyming couplets simple enough for a Grade 3 child to read, and for all to enjoy when read by an adult; then a section for parents that is scientifically accurate, in plain language. This part addresses several myths without lecturing, and lists relevant resources within the USA.

The illustrations are delightful, and will be enjoyed by any kid. The characters are a wise raven (with a Ph.D. no less), and several Australian native animals who interact in a very human way that should a raise laugh by both parents and children.

Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka is not actually a therapeutic book. Rather, in both the story and the parents’ component, it educates about depression, destigmatizes mental illness, and encourages people to seek professional help. It informs the reader about the symptoms, and motivates parents to act.

I can thoroughly recommend this fun little book.

How to Forgive: A Practical Guide

SKU 978-1-61599-030-6
In stock
Product Details
Ask yourself:

  • Do you believe that the other person is responsible for how you feel?
  • Do their actions seem like a complete mystery?
  • Are you ready to stop feeling angry or upset?
  • Do you still feel hurt or sad?
  • Are you ready to re-build the trust within this relationship?
  • Have you made the decision to forgive?
  • Are you haunted by something you said or did to another?

    If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, then this book
    is for you!

    How To Forgive will assist you in unraveling the past and help you to let go of the feelings
    which are holding you back. Forgiveness is a choice, but to forgive is not always easy.
    In fact, many people who would like to let go of anger and forgive are stumped with
    the question of how to forgive. This step-by-step guide will help you acknowledge your
    emotions and deal with the issues those emotions identify.

    "Lynda Bevan offers an important contribution to the clarification of this emotionallyloaded
    term: 'forgiveness'. She offers a taxonomy of misdeeds and issues that require
    forgiveness and then proceeds with guidance on how to tackle and defuse these situations
    and even turn them around in one's favor. Bevan thus transforms forgiveness from
    a mere ethical or moral requirement to a pragmatic approach to the management of
    anger, pain, and abuse. I have rarely encountered so much useful content packed into so
    little a space: this book is a veritable energy drink!"

    --Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Revisited

    By the author of the #1 Bestseller: "Life Without Jealousy"

    Book #5 in the 10-Step Empowerment Series -- Learn more at

    Self-Help: Abuse - General

  • Save this product for later



    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.