Ko Hea Rāua Ko Ruru nā Laura Shallcrass
Ko Hea rāua ko Ruru : He Takitaro Mārire. Written & illustrated by Laura Shallcrass. Translated by Ngaere Roberts.
This is the story of Hare, who struggles with an un-named mental malady self described as ‘noise’. Noise could be runaway thoughts, voices in Hare’s head, or loud feelings and general anxiety. Hare goes on a journey to try and find a solution. Just when Hare thinks there’s no hope a friend, Ruru, flies calmly down and gives a suggestion.
Hare ultimately feels better after doing three things:
- Talking to someone
- Focusing on breathing
- Connecting to nature
This gentle story is for anybody who suffers from noises, anxiety or loud feelings.
Hardcover, 32 pages, 205mm x 290mm.