The Chill Out Chair

Join Nicholas on a journey of emotions when things do not go the way he would like during a game.

He gets very angry and kicks his sister, who then refuses to play with him.

He goes from angry to sad and lonely, then back to a place of peace and love surrounded by his whanau by using his imagination to create an ice chair and become the hero of his own story alongside his friend, the whale. Along the way he saves a baby polar bear, a husky puppy and a penguin from the hungry sea monster!

Written by Josephine Carson-Barr and illustrated by Simon Barr

$19.95$55.00 incl. GST

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A fun read to enjoy with 2-5 year olds who love finding the clever details in the awesome illustrations. Set in New Zealand.


“Kia ora Jo, I wanted to let you know just how much my grandchildren enjoyed your books. They asked for them to be shared again and again. I was interested to see how diverse the characters are and how good parenting is evident. Emotions are depicted effectively with care, especially anger in the The Chill Out Chair. The wonderful illustrations offer so much for children to explore and are full of humour. There is so much to share with children. Keep writing!” ~ Marg Bleasdale, Professional Learning and Development Provider

Kiwi author Josephine Carson-BarrJosephine Carson-Barr

Find out more about Josephine Carson-Barr and her illustrator son Simon Barr via Jo’s author page.



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Big book format, Softcover edition



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Published by

VA Publishing

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