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Hardcover Book Details
  • 10/2011
  • 9780981257945
  • 108 pages
  • $34.95
The Captain Joe Collection
Emily Madill, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

The Captain Joe Series© was designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination. The four stories are a fun and interactive way to introduce the concept of "Thoughts Turn into Things, so Choose the Ones that Make you Happy" to young children, ages five to nine years. Joe and his thought-zapping superpower will invite children to use their imaginations to constructively choose thoughts that promote healthy self-esteem and self-awareness. Each of the four stories is designed to teach a key concept. This 108 page full color collection includes the complete text of all 4 books in the series. Captain Joe to the Rescue is the first book in the series and introduces Joe and the concept of his 'thought-zapping superpower'. Children will be captivated by Joe and his encounter with Wilfred the friendly wizard. Wilfred presents Joe with a special wand that helps him take charge of his thoughts by ZAPPING away his unhappy thoughts and replacing them with ones that are happy. This introductory book is a great way to begin discussions with children around thoughts, attitudes and personal power in shaping them. Captain Joe Saves the Day is the second book in the series and is a lesson in how purposeful thinking can help eliminate self-limiting beliefs. Children will discover what happens when Joe uses his invisible 'thought-zapping' wand to save himself from his swampy pit thoughts. After giving in to his self-doubt and disappointment, Joe learns the importance of speaking up and taking an active role in reaching his dreams of becoming a soccer goalie. Most everyone can recall a time in their lives where they held themselves back from what they really wanted because they were afraid they wouldn't measure up; this story is a great way to open discussions around this valuable life lesson in a basic and appealing way kids will relate to. Captain Joe's Gift is the third book in the series and teaches children about the importance of being authentic and believing in themselves. Children will discover what happens when Joe uses his 'thought zapping superpower' to reveal his special gift. Readers are encouraged to recognize and embrace their own unique traits. This story will leave children feeling confident and proud to share their own special gifts and abilities with the world. It's a great way to introduce discussions with children around anti-bullying and celebrating our differences. Captain Joe's Choice is the fourth book in the series and teaches children that when we choose happy thoughts that feel good, we set ourselves up to attract more happy thoughts and positive outcomes into our lives. Readers will witness Joe's starring role on the big screen and how his thoughts and choices influence the different outcomes. Joe uses his 'thought zapping superpower' to help him reach the end result he wants. This story is a great introduction to discussions around the power of our thoughts and choices in creating our happiness.
Reviews
Catharine Andrew, MA ABS Registered Clinical Counsellor

Catharine Andrew, MA ABS Registered Clinical Counsellor

Although the Captain Joe series was “designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination” (E. Madill), I have found that in my work, it is also a useful tool for adults. Too often adults block the power of their imagination as a result of conditioned self criticism and not believing in their own worthiness and internal powers.

A key message that is explored in the series, “thoughts become feelings, feelings become actions and actions tell the world who we are” (E. Madill) is such an important life concept for people of all ages. Thoughts, feelings and actions are within our power to change, more than most people think. For many people, (adults and children alike) this concept has never been learned or realized. It is the very thing that impedes happiness and success. Imagine learning this idea when you were young and how this would have changed your life.

I have used Emily’s Captain Joe Series numerous times in my work with individuals of all ages. As with all stories written for children, the messages have life long importance.

Happiness comes from becoming aware of, accepting and being able to say “This is the true me”. (D.Chopra).

Thank you, Emily, for bringing your true self and your inspiring messages to us.

Catharine Andrew, MA ABS
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Catharine Andrew, MA ABS Registered Clinical Counsellor

Catharine Andrew, MA ABS Registered Clinical Counsellor

Although the Captain Joe series was “designed as a tool for adults to teach children about constructive imagination” (E. Madill), I have found that in my work, it is also a useful tool for adults. Too often adults block the power of their imagination as a result of conditioned self criticism and not believing in their own worthiness and internal powers.

A key message that is explored in the series, “thoughts become feelings, feelings become actions and actions tell the world who we are” (E. Madill) is such an important life concept for people of all ages. Thoughts, feelings and actions are within our power to change, more than most people think. For many people, (adults and children alike) this concept has never been learned or realized. It is the very thing that impedes happiness and success. Imagine learning this idea when you were young and how this would have changed your life.

I have used Emily’s Captain Joe Series numerous times in my work with individuals of all ages. As with all stories written for children, the messages have life long importance.

Happiness comes from becoming aware of, accepting and being able to say “This is the true me”. (D.Chopra).

Thank you, Emily, for bringing your true self and your inspiring messages to us.

Catharine Andrew, MA ABS
Registered Clinical Counsellor

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 10/2011
  • 9780981257945
  • 108 pages
  • $34.95

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