Brooke is a children’s author, primary school teacher and mother. She writes emotive stories that help children to cope with life’s ups and downs. Brooke is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and Write Links, a Brisbane based writers’ group. She is the coordinator for the Write Links picture book critique group.
In her spare time Brooke enjoys reading, bike riding, bush walking and hanging out with family and friends. Brooke lives with her daughter and three dogs in a cute country cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia.
Go Away, Worry Monster!, Brooke's debut picture book, illustrated by Robin Tatlow-Lord and published by EK Books can be ordered from www.ekbooks.org and wherever great books are sold.
Worry Monster loves ‘helping’ Archie worry, especially the night before he starts his new school. Archie feels so anxious that his head hurts, his tummy flutters and his heart pounds. He soon realizes that the only way to feel better is to make Worry Monster go away. He does his belly breaths and challenges his inner fears by facing facts. Go Away, Worry Monster! gives children useful strategies to cope with their anxieties and stress, showing them how to make their own Worry Monsters leave.
See the video trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRw-41IR6fE