An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales

From Angry Ant to Zestless Zebra

An A-Z Collection of Behaviour Tales
Susan Perrow By (author)
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6.1 X 9.2 in
144 pg

PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling


This must-have collection of behavior tales offers “story medicine” as a creative strategy for parenting, teaching, and counselling. Telling the right story at the right time can help children face challenges and change behavior.

All 42 stories begin with an undesirable or out-of-balance situation. Through metaphor and imaginative story journeys, they lead to a desirable resolution. The stories can lead to nurturing positive values in children.

Following the alphabet from A to Z, each behavior is identified in the story title—angry, anxious, bullying, demanding, fussy, greedy, jealous, loud, obnoxious, quibbling, uncooperative, and so on.

The stories, some humorous, some serious, are especially relevant for children of three to nine years of age, as well as the child in every adult! They are for telling and adapting—turn them into homemade picture books or puppet shows, or even create new tales based on them. Pencil-drawn illustrations by Allmut ffrench accompany each story.


“Susan is a trailblazer for the movement for healing stories.… The playfulness of this book makes it clear to you, the reader, that you can adapt Susan’s tales for your own situation or even create your own. I hope you enjoy this delicious story medicine!” Georgiana Keable, Storytelling teacher and author of The Natural Storyteller

Author Bio

Susan Perrow leads therapeutic storytelling seminars around the world, including her home land of Australia. She is a storyteller, teacher trainer, parent educator and counsellor. Ms. Parrow is the author of several books on therapeutic storytelling.