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Tippy Moffle’s Mirror by Mikenda Plant now published

19 February 2021
Tippy Moffle’s Mirror book cover

‘Tippy Moffle’s Mirror’, the first in a new children’s book series by Mikenda Plant, DDP Consultant, is now published.

We featured this new series of books and Mikenda’s Gofundme project in December, 2020. ‘Tippy Moffle’s Mirror’ is part of the ‘The Moffle Picture Story Books’ series for children who have experienced trauma and loss, and their families.

It is published by Troubador and is available to purchase on their website. You can also find it in the DDP Library.

“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?”

It has been endorsed by Dan Hughes, founder of DDP, and Kim Golding CBE:

“Wow—I love the Moffles! Tiny and Fast, Fluffy and Quiet! Adorable. And I love how their fur changes colours depending upon their emotional experiences…

[Tippy Moffle’s Mirror] I found to be well thought out and presented. The mood of the birth mommy was conveyed acutely. The multi-coloured new mommy Moffle was so warm and inviting. It is clear how hard it was for Tippy’s grey to begin to respond and I love how you highlighted the need for the new mommy’s patience, as shown in her golden streak. So often over the years as I have spoken for children in therapy and facilitated the conversation between the foster/adopt parent and the child, the need for patience has been highlighted. And the mirror too is a great metaphor for the process of the ongoing impact on the self of these relational Moffle experiences.”
– Dan Hughes

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.
– Kim Golding CBE

More information about ‘The Moffle Picture Story Books’ can be found on the series website, Twitter and Facebook page.

Mikenda Plant is a DDP Consultant, DDP Trainer in Training, and Family and Systemic Psychotherapist.