‘Tippy Moffle’s Mirror’ is the first in the series of books for children who have experienced trauma and loss, and their families. It will be be published in February 2021 by Troubador and is available to pre-order on their website.
“Moffles are tiny, fluffy creatures, who carry the colours of their emotions in their fur, for all the world to read like a storybook. Tippy Moffle is very young but already she has become so scared and hurt that she has learned to hide away all her feelings deep inside. So deeply, that her fur has become dull and grey. Can a new mummy and a new home help Tippy to feel safe and become a multicoloured Moffle again?
Tippy Moffle’s Mirror follows the child (or in this case, Moffle) on the whole journey from early abuse and neglect towards security and healing in a new home. It aims to help children identify with the characters and find their own meaning in the story – to help them understand themselves better and see themselves differently. It also reminds carers and parents of why even difficult behaviour makes sense in the context of their child’s troubled past.”
It has recently been endorsed by Kim Golding CBE, who writes:
“This is a story of sadness, neglect, loss and finding a new home explored through the story of Tippy Moffle. The complex world of feelings is described in the changing colours of Tippy’s fur. The child who has had a difficult start in life will identify with the fear of being seen and the courage needed to allow a new parent to help you finally to look in the mirror to see who you have become. The Moffles are sure to enchant children of all ages.”
‘The Moffle Picture Story Books’ gofundme project is asked for a pledge total of £5,000 to go towards publishing more books in the series and to provide free copies to any children or families who cannot afford to buy one. Please support if you can through the gofundme website.
You can pre-order the first book, ‘Tippy Moffle’s Mirror’ on the Troubador website.
Mikenda Plant is a DDP Consultant, DDP Trainer in Training, and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist.