Mama's Waves

Released September 2020

Meet Ellie Bean, the newest member of the Piplo Productions family. Ellie Bean is a young child in foster care whose caregivers are not able to take care of her. In her first story, MAMA'S WAVES, Miss K and Uncle Finny are there to support her, to help her make meaning of why her mama is not with her, to acknowledge difficult feelings, and to help her hold on to beautiful loving memories, so they don't get washed away by the waves. 


FREE e-Book and Resources to Support Families with COVID-Related Experiences
Released April 19, 2020
Released April 28, 2020
Simplified Chinese
Released May 20, 2020
Released June 21, 2020
Finnish Version
Released June 23, 2020
Traditional Chinese- Taiwan
Released June 24, 2020
Traditional Chinese
Released July 9, 2020
Hindi version

in process

Marathi version in process

We are pleased to announce that in collaboration with Melissa Brymer from the National Center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network,  we have developed a new free Trinka and Sam story to help young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings related to COVID-19 and the need to shelter in place. In the story, the virus has spread to Littletown causing changes in everyone's lives. We hope the story helps children and families talk about family and community strengths, challenges and feelings related to COVID-19, ways grown-ups help children keep safe, and our gratitude for frontline workers.

The story includes a coloring book, a booklet of common questions children may ask, and a parent guide.

Our Books

Helps families talk about and learn new ways of dealing with difficult feelings.  

Supports families in beginning conversations that lead to healing after stressful or traumatic experiences.

Available in multiple languages.

For families who have experienced challenging separations.

Available in English & Spanish

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Trinka and Sam Story Series

Free story series developed in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to support family and community healing. Well over 275,000 copies distributed freely worldwide. Separate versions for hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, and  COVID-19.