That’s not the Plan (My Big Moments)

Join Perry on a camping adventure as he is helped by his best friend and family to overcome the challenges of uncertainty, frustration, anxiety and fear.

A great picture book to help your child learn resilience strategies, adapt to change, and work through big feelings with this camping adventure.

  • Role-modelling resilient behaviours shows kids what to do in difficult times.
  • Problem-solving and perseverance are learnt through play.
  • Child-led free-play in nature releases ‘happy hormones’ for a healthy brain.
  • Resiliency is built on a foundation of strong emotional connections with primary caregivers.

Developed with the help of a team of experts in child development, neuroscience, play therapy and psychology, My Big Moments children’s picture book, That’s Not the Plan, is designed to help kids build resilience and overcome feelings of uncertainty, frustration, anxiety and fear.

Written and illustrated by Hannah Davison, Flicka Williams and Marco Palmieri

$19.95 incl. GST

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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A children’s book to help kids build resilience. For ages 2-7.


NZ Booklovers ~ The children in the stories have realistic worries and reactions. It is clear experts have been deeply involved in the creation of the stories. Likewise, the solutions and ideas the adults present are solid. With a preschooler currently transitioning to school, the advice in the book is exactly what we have been told. Read the full review.

The creators behind My Big Moments weave practical language, ideas and strategies throughout the books. Their purpose is to fully engage kids in a story about their own real-life situations, while they gain valuable life skills.

Kiwi parents Hannah Davison and Flicka Williams, working with Australian illustrator Marco Palmieri, wanted to make the tricky job of parenting that little bit easier. By providing credible tools, they hope to leave mums, dads, and caregivers better equipped to guide children through life’s first milestones.


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Dimensions24.7 × 19.5 cm

Softcover edition



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My Big Moments

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