Announcement: October 14, 2017

In response to the fires in Sonoma and Napa counties, we are currently working on Trinka and Sam and the Big Fire. We hope to have this done in a week and will make it freely available on this website and on We will post about it on our Facebook page the minute it is done. For all our friends and colleagues in those areas, we are thinking of you and hoping for the best. Stay safe.

Coming Soon!

A Message for Families Affected by the Recent Disasters and Community Racial Trauma

We are so sorry for all your families are going through and hope that in some small way our stories can help you find ways to talk to your children about the way recent events have affected them and ways that you are working to keep them safe. 

Un Mensaje Para Familias Afectadas por Los Desastres y

Por Trauma Racial Experimentado por Comunidades

Estamos pensando en ustedes y en todo lo que sus familias están experimentando. Esperamos que nuestros cuentos pueden ayudarles a encontrar maneras de hablar con sus niños de como los eventos les han afectado y los pasos que están tomando para ayudarles a sentirse seguros. Hemos creado un "Board" de Pinterest que tiene más recursos en español para familias afectadas por desastres naturales. Eperamos que eso les puede ayudar. 

Coming Soon

The Two Headed Green and Purple Bogglebeast

Many of you have been asking us to share this story, and after a small name change and some touch-ups, we will be sharing it.

Oh . . . and for those who know the story, we've just written Part 2.

In the News

Our book, Once I Was Very Very Scared, was  recently reviewed and featured in Patricia Tilton's Blog, Children's Books Heal. This month it has also been included in multiple websites to help children and families heal including: 1) Charlottesville Schools; 2) Mental Health America of Greater Houston; 3) Forbes, and 4) the Huffington Post. We are so glad if our book can make a difference in the lives of families.

Free Resources!!!

Check out our new free downloadable PDFs. The handouts include characters from Once I Was Very Very Scared and can be used to help children process their emotional reactions and learn ways of coping with challenging emotions and events.

Nuevos Recursos!!

Ahora en español!! Publicado el 30 de Junio.

Newly Released

Piplo Productions has partnering with Maya Vakfi and Project Lift to develop the Turkish and Arabic versions of the book and to distribute 1000 books free of charge to refugee children and non-profits serving refugee children and families. The plan was to distribute books in Turkey on June 20th, World Refugee Day.

It is so wonderful to have such great partners around the world working to help young children and families.

Thanks for celebrating with us and helping us to spread our books!!

Sharing our book with fantastic childcare providers in New York City. Click on the photo for more information about where we are sharing our books.