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y separately published work icon Perfect Petunias single work   picture book   children's  
Is part of Lessons of a Lac Lynn Jenkins , 2014 series - author picture book (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Perfect Petunias
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'Perfect Petunias is a book especially for those little people who find it hard to make mistakes, designed to ’shape’ perfectionistic tendencies towards being a little more self-accepting and flexible. Loppy LAC is very worried about not doing his homework well enough. He is always focusing on what he hasn’t done rather then what he has, and he becomes very frustrated. So, his friend Curly teaches him about how petunias grow — in lots of different, imperfect directions that we can’t control! Loppy learns that by trying to control whether he makes mistakes or not it’s as if he’s always trying to grow ‘perfect’ petunias.  Sometimes he just needs to accept that things go a certain way and to change his definition of ‘perfect’ to mean trying his absolute best. Perfect Petunias is the third book in the ‘Lessons of a LAC’ series. This gorgeous series, by an author and illustrator who are passionate about giving children ways to think about and manage common emotional difficulties, is a valuable resource for every child to help guide their emotional development.' (Publication Summary)

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    • Wollombi, Quorrobolong - Millfield - Wollombi area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: EK Books , 2018 .
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      Extent: 32p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • Published: 1st January 2018

      ISBN: 9781925335583
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