The Ginormous Series - Children's Teaching Tools
Written, Narrated & Illustrated by SCCunningham
Teaching Tools for Home & Classroom library.
“These books should be available in every home and school to come back to again and again.”
"I enjoyed them so much and cannot wait to share with my school class as part of PSHCE lessons.”
"A way for parents to educate their children on important topics in a way that children will listen."
“WOW! I absolutely loved these books! Each story has something to teach, a lesson to learn. What a great teaching tool. The pictures are gorgeous! A fantastic series!”
A loving, cuddly, engaging collection of children's picture books, showing pets discussing their 'life handling' problems and how they solve them together. Through stunning illustrations, children learn how to communicate their problems and work through their feelings. Bullying, recycling, good deeds, worrying, anxiety, self-esteem, welcoming new members to a family or classroom, a new baby, feeling alone, being accepted, courage, handling grief, the loss of a loved one, listening, learning, loving nature and caring for others. Encouraging thought-provoking conversation between adult and child.
The stories are based on Cunningham's beloved family pets.
Thank you 💙 Woof!
GINORMOUS JO'S SILLY BULLIES
Looking for a way to help children face bullies?
Will Muttley stand up to them? Or will it take some help from his friend Jo first?
GINORMOUS JO'S SECRET
Jo didn’t want Vinnie behaving like their noisy, shouty neighbors.
She introduces him to “Liswat,” the importance of listening and learning, and the very secret behind her being a clever dog.
GINORMOUS JO'S WELCOMING ARMS
Have siblings or school friends been having trouble getting along?
Or is there a new member or pet in the family?
GINORMOUS JO'S WORRY DETECTIVE
Looking for a book to help your child ease anxiety & constant worrying?
Ginormous Jo's adventures are a great addition to your child’s home & classroom library.
GINORMOUS JO'S YOU ARE SPECIAL
Ever wish you could ask someone the big life questions? Lovable pets, Tom & Vinnie, have a full list.
Are they special?
Why do they feel they don’t fit in?
GINORMOUS JO'S NEW FAMILY MEMBER
Can the family find room in their hearts to love another?
The pets love living with Mary, but when she comes to them with a request, they fear their lives will change forever.
A kitten needs a new home.
The pets have a decision to make!
GINORMOUS JO MISSING A LOVED ONE
What do you do when someone you love dies?
How do you help a loved one in their grief?
A heartwarming tale of friendship, loss, and healing as children learn about the grieving process with age-appropriate content and helpful lessons.
GINORMOUS JOE'S BROKEN BARK
Can a dog be saved by the love of a family?
Can he find his bark to save them from the local thief?
GINORMOUS JO'S ONE GOOD THING
Want to show your child how kindness can make a difference?
If we all did 1 good deed, how happy it would make us feel.
From picking up litter, being polite, giving a smile, a compliment or just listening, we can change the world.
GINORMOUS JOE'S ANNOYING FRIEND
Do you have a child that has trouble talking to people?
Or expressing their feelings?
Here is a story about dogs with the problem of communicating their feelings, and how they solve it together.
GINORMOUS JO'S LOST BUDDY
Need to teach your little ones the safety rules if they get lost?
Ginormous Jo teaches children important safety rules in case they find themselves lost.
A great read-aloud during safety units in school for teachers.
GINORMOUS JO'S ADVENTURES I
5-Book Boxset I
A family of pets share life-handling problems & solve them together; good deeds, bullying, being accepted, loneliness, self-esteem, worrying, anxiety, getting lost, recycling, new family, listening and learning, how to care for others.
GINORMOUS JO.S ADVENTURES II
5-Book Boxset II
This 5-book teaching tool will warm young hearts, open their eyes to new ideas.
Help them understand they’re not alone, and enable parents to open a dialogue about some of life’s toughest issues in an age appropriate way with ease.
"5☆ Beautifully Illustrated, Charming, Educational, Fun, Highly Recommend!"
" 5☆ Jo’s Secret is a Charming Children Picture Book that is Educational, Fun, Cute and Teaches Valuable Life Skills.
I can't recommend this delightful Book Enough!"
"5* What a cute and delightful children’s book with great educational value. I truly adored this little gift and hope it will bring joy and happiness and subtle lessons too many children."
"5* There is a very strong message and I quote from the book.... (dog Jo) “It doesn’t matter what colour, age or breed he is (meaning ginger kitten Vinnie), or where he’s from. Clever animals know that family doesn’t just mean having the same parents. Family means looking after everyone that comes into your life, even if they only stay for a short while." This message is so strong and powerful, it helps children to understand that even though we maybe different from each other, as long as we're kind and look out for each other you will always have family."
"From the moment I read this children’s book I was enchanted by the sweet way it is a story about friendship, trust and being yourself."
"5* Those pets are amazing and act like humans and that’s why this is a very well written book for children. Most kids love animals and they will be thrilled by this engaging picture book and the adventures of the pets. Through their eyes they learn important things like respect for elder, recycling and caring for others but even not to forget themselves because everybody is special. You may ask questions and be different because that’s the unique you."
"5* Ginormous Jo’s Welcoming Arms is a beautifully Illustrated Children's Picture Book that educates children about being kind, helpful, respectful"
"Dealing with new additions to the family and saying aloud what you feel, it will resonate with young readers, giving rise to some interesting conversations."
"Young readers will enjoy reading about Jo and Vinnie, and parents will appreciate the subtle messages/lessons learned within the pages of the book."
"I enjoyed the message of this book, which is basically Don't judge a book by its cover. It's a good lesson for kids to learn early on. Be kind. Be friendly."
"Ginormous Joe's Broken Bark is a great, fun start to a cute series that will appeal to kids and adults alike."
"5* If you are looking for a Compelling, Educational and Heart warming Story of Friendship, Family, Love, caring and being kind.
That is relatable, endearing characters, can be read as a bed time story or standalone."
"Ginormous Joe's Broken Bark is a great, fun start to a cute series that will appeal to kids and adults alike. I'm giving it 4 stars."
"5* Ginormous Jo’s Secret is a Charming Children Picture Book that is Educational, Fun, Cute and Teaches Valuable Life Skills."
"Hooray for Ginormous Joe! What a great story. Pure love really does have redeeming/transforming properties doesn't it? I want to meet Ginormous Joe and give him a great big hug. Gorgeous illustrations!" 5*
“5* A lesson in life for us all. I shall remember liswat. I know a beautiful large white dog just like Jo who listens and watches.”
“5* So real. Fires the imagination - makes you look at animals in a different light - waiting for books 3 and 4”
"4*This was the cutest book that touched my heart. The author did an outstanding job, I enjoyed it and I think that any child would love this story too."
“5* I feel like these books should be available in every home and school to come back to again and again, especially for young children due to important messages they give."
"5* WOW! I absolutely loved these books! Each story has something to teach, a lesson to learn. What a great teaching tool. The pictures are gorgeous! Fantastic series. Cute, fun, sad and sweet. All with a great lesson to be learned!"
"5* This is THE books series parents and carers alike need on there bookshelves! I have already past on these book details to both my son's SENCO's at school!"
"5* Beautifully Illustrated, Heart Warming Educational, Important Lessons, Highly Recommend! Heart-warming story. Looking After Each Other, Being Kind, Family and Friendship"