Josie's Busy Calendar – by Jenn Wint and Illustrated by Allison Arndt
The perfect story for school-age children, parents and teachers about anxiety in a post-pandemic world.
Josie was stuck at home and bored. School had ended and friends couldn't come over to play.
Her calendar was empty, so she had to entertain herself.
At first it was fine keeping busy. But after weeks of playing on her own, Josie was lonely.
Then, finally, her mom gave her the good news she'd been waiting for! School was back open and Josie would be able to play with her friends!
Josie didn't waste any time making plans. She filled her calendar with play dates and activities.
But, after diving back in, she starts to feel tired and restless. Her tummy is in knots.
Why is she so anxious?
After quietly considering her feelings, she decides to trust her instincts and settle her nerves by taking some extra time for herself among all her other activities.
It turns out, spending so much time alone had given her the gift of being a really good friend to herself. And she wants to honor that from now on!
For kids ages 5-12, Hardcover, 44 pages, and in English.
About The Author
Jenn Wint is a writer, communications strategist and a public relations specialist at WINT Communications. She is passionate about sharing exceptional stories to connecting people, communities and businesses. Jenn suffered postpartum anxiety after the birth of her daughter and, in an attempt to explain her "tummy knots" to her young son, began writing her first children’s book. She lives in East Vancouver, Canada on the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples with her husband, son and daughter.