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SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 305 x 230 mm | 12 x 9 inches | Colour | 32 Pages | Ages 4-8

Life’s Brighter When You’re Not Wearing Grey Glasses!

The fourth book in the popular ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series, Grey-glasses-itis helps children to understand the link between how they see things and how they feel. Loppy notices that he feels differently when he looks at the world around him through different-coloured glasses. Yellow glasses make him feel cheerful. Grey glasses make him feel sad. Children will learn that a simple shift in perception can often give them some influence over their feelings, helping to build their emotional resilience.

Author: Lynn Jenkins
Illustrator: Kirrili Lonergan


'Grey-Glasses-itis', the fourth book in the series Lessons Of A LAC, will give your child a way to think about mood.  Specifically, how the way they feel is influenced by how they are viewing things.
As always, early intervention is our aim.  Educating children early about how thoughts affect feelings is taking great steps forward!  For them to tune into their feelings and wonder what glasses they are wearing in order to feel those feelings develops important emotional skills. For example, self-awareness, self-reflection, self-enquiry and puts them in a position of choice: to change feelings, change the colour glasses they are wearing (i.e., the way they are viewing things/thinking).

This book is the fourth in a much-loved series that supports social-emotional well-being. 


• This book is a must for children, both at home and at school, especially those ones who are prone to having a negative outlook and consequent low mood and anxiety. Early intervention is the KEY.

• Non-gender specific, appeals to both a national and international market.

• Anxiety and social emotional well-being are very big and topical always.

• The author is an experienced and practicing clinical psychologist and has a clear understanding of the type of issues affecting children.

• It is part of a series that is used to run anxiety management workshops in schools. 

• Simple characters that externalise anxiety/mood related chatter (Loppy) and it’s management (Curly) that are easy for children to relate to. The book contains a simple strategy to manage worries, cognitive flexibility and perception of the world around us.

Lynn Jenkins

Lynn is an author as well as a practising clinical psychologist and mum, Lynn is very passionate about assisting children with social and emotional issues via the platform of picture books and their coinciding school visits.

She wrote Lessons of a LAC, Brave and Perfect Petunias — which are the first, second and third books in a five-book series — to give children a way to think about and manage worry and anxiety.

Kirrili Lonergan

Kirrili Lonergan is a picture book illustrator, art therapist and a former paediatric nurse who relates warmly to the needs of children. She is the illustrator for the Lessons of a LAC picture book series and the co-creator of the Lessons of a LAC anxiety management package. She has numerous other titles including the Healthy Harold preschool books for Life Ed Early Years Learning Program, supporting health, safety and emotional well-being in children. She was shortlisted for the Speech Pathology of Australia Awards in 2018 for 'Ollie's Treasure' and 2022 for 'But I'm NOT Hungry for my Dinner.'

Together, Lynn and Kirrili visit schools to present the Lessons of a LAC Workshops. These workshops extend the lessons in the picture books and leave children with a clear understanding of what anxiety is and a tool-belt of skills to manage it. They believe that EARLY INTERVENTION is the key. 

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The message here is important. Sometimes we feel sad, and changing our outlook, which is what the different coloured glasses represent, is helpful. There are times we, and children, cannot see the colours and joy in life.