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Striker, Slow Down!

Striker, Slow Down!

A calming book for children who are always on the go

Emma Hughes, illustrated by John Smisson

Quick Overview

Striker, the cat who is always in a hurry, is halted by a bump to the head as he rushes out the house on the way to the park. Will he listen to his mama's advice and find time for a little calm? This book is perfect for busy children, helping them to identify the differing feelings of chaos and calm and how to strike a balance.
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2016, 8.54in x 8.39in / 217mm x 213mm, 40pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-327-7


Striker the cat is unstoppable! He thinks that there is too much fun to be had, and no matter what his mama tells him, he never slows down. One day, a bump to the head brings this busy cat to a standstill. Will Striker finally listen to his mama and learn to make time for a little calmness?

This charmingly-illustrated picture book for ages 3-6 aims to teach busy children about the benefits of taking time to sit quietly and clear their mind. Touching on the principles of mindfulness, it provides the perfect introduction to the differing feelings of chaos and calm and encourages children to find balance in their increasingly busy lives.


'Striker, Slow Down is a fun and easily accessible way to explore the importance of slowing down and taking time to rest and relax. It's designed to appeal to younger children with beautiful illustrations and told in rhyme; but Striker's message is an important one for all of us. A great resource for teachers and parents looking for a way into talking about relaxation techniques and mindfulness.'
- Dr Pooky Knightsmith

'I just know that Striker, the active, bouncy kitten will reflect the experiences of many children. He never seems to stop! But Striker soon discovers that within him is a calm and peaceful space in which he can be just as wild and free. Stunning illustrations and a lyrical, rhyming text make this a really special book about an increasingly important subject.'
- Liza Stevens


By (author): Emma Hughes
Illustrated by: John Smisson