A Hot Cup of Chocolate

Johan thinks that most problems can be solved by having a ‘magical’ cup of hot chocolate.

He has a happy home, which he shares with Mum, Dad and his little sister Lani.

But Johan’s friend Henry has a lot going on in his life and Johan finds out that being a supportive friend requires plenty of cups of hot chocolate … and a whole lot more.

Paperback format
32 pages
190mm x 205mm


Illustrated by Lisa Allen.

Here’s a sample page from A Hot Cup of Chocolate

A Hot Cup of Chocolate interior pages

Meet Kiwi author Rose Stanley

Rose Stanley author Rose Stanley has previously worked in New Zealand schools for many years providing pastoral care for students experiencing challenges, both emotionally and socially. She is a trained companion for the ‘Seasons for Growth’ programme which provides education for students on ways to deal with grief, change and loss. Rose writes books on emotional literacy and problem solving for children.

Rose offers free downloadable activity sheets for her book Emotions in Motion on her website for teachers, counsellors and social workers to use.

Rose works with illustrator and book designer Lisa Allen in a partnership called Cheeky Dragon. Visit their website and check out the ‘Free Stuff’ page for colouring and activity sheets, and lesson plans which relate to their book Brain Tricks.

Lisa Allen is an illustrator and book designer based in Muriwai on Auckland’s west coast. Her work is based mainly around children’s books. She has a variety of distinctly different illustration styles across a range of media.

Find out more about Rose and how to contact her on her author profile.


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