Bailey Beats the Blah

Bailey Beats the Blah : 5 STAR REVIEWS  from Mental Health CEO, Psychologists, School counselors and teachers.

Mayor Pam Parker of Logan City Council bought #50 copies for LOGAN Schools.
 Bailey Beats the Blah is aligned with Education Queensland’s Program Kids Matter.
I’m an Education QLD teacher taking Bailey Beats the Blah into schools.

Check out Bailey’s ★★★★★ Reviews.

‘The power of friendship achieves remarkable things even when you’re feeling blah. A MUST have story for your library shelf, even if you don’t have kids.’ Richard Nelson: CEO Queensland Alliance Mental Health

‘Does a great job of pinpointing what mood disturbance in young children look like. And best of all, there is a happy ending with practical ways parents and schools can help. Simple is best.’ … Karen Li: Psychologist

‘Bailey Beats the Blah is a gorgeous book for everyone, but especially for young children who struggle with anxiety. I will use Bailey Beats the Blah in my work as a school counselor, knowing the children will enjoy the pictures and be encouraged by Bailey’s story.’ Alison Stegert: School Counselor

‘Very approachable and digestible, the story still highlights the importance of monitoring moods for signs of depression and finding ways to work your way through negative emotions, even if you’re a kid. But with the help of Bailey’s mum, teacher, a new friend, and an absolutely adorable dog, Fuzzy, Bailey beats the Blah. I recommend this as a thought-provoking read for kids and as a valuable resource for the classroom.’ Charmaine Clancy: Teacher.

‘LOVED IT! This is a terrific teaching resource for primary/elementary school aged kids. A great way to begin the new school year.’ Belladonna Took: Journalist: Her Canberra magazine

‘Show building friendships and taking an active part in school activities can make a world of difference, both for the child and those around him.” Kids Book Review 

~ “Sad, bad, BLAH days need not be the norm, no matter who you are. Bailey beats the Blah, is a brave and positive step forward in restoring mental resilience and emotional strength in kids everywhere by the unflinching advocate of mental well-being, Karen Tyrrell. Dimity Powell, reviewer  Boomerang Books

Empowers children to beat worry thoughts and sad days,  building self -esteem and self-reliance.


Bailey hates his new school. He has no friends. His dog Fuzzy slobbers all over him. BLAH! How can Bailey change his BLAH to HA-HA-HA!

Supported by Kids Help Line and aligned with Kids Matter school program.

ISBN: 978-0-9872740-4-5  paperback ISBN:978-0-9872740-5-2  eBook

RRP: $15.95 Available: Amazon worldwide

GENRE: Juvenile Fiction, Schools & Teaching > counselling

Books> Children’s book > Fiction > Issues> social

RATIONALE: Bailey spring-boards discussion on emotional awareness and pro-active plans on how to lift a child’s mood, for children, families, teachers, parents and counselors.

Bailey Beats the Blah  is available for order by libraries and schools from Ingram and other Australian suppliers.  Try ALS services, Peter Pal and James Bennetts.

BUY Bailey Beats the Blah  as an eBook or print Book

FREE teacher notes and downloadable children’s activities  available HERE.


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