ALL SYSTEMS JOE reviewed by: Louise Donnelly from Vernon
Despite Degrees In Psychology and business, Emily Madill insists motherhood is the most creative and challenging job she’s had to date. Her series of four Captain Joe books encourages children to cultivate accountability and empowerment at a young age. They are designed to help generate self-esteem by helping children learn conscious control of their thoughts and moods. Captain Joe to the Rescue introduces Captain Joe who employs an invisible ‘thought-zapping wand’ to select healthy thoughts. Captain Joe Saves the Day teaches children to eliminate self-limiting beliefs as Joe saves himself from a swampy pit. Captain Joe’s Gift teaches children about the importance of being authentic and believing in themselves. Captain Joe’s Choice similarly stimulates children to choose thoughts that feel good. The four books are sold together as a set, with a teacher’s guide.