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Fairy Caravan's first therapeutic children's book is here!

Fairy Caravan’s first therapeutic children’s book is here!

By Liesl van der Hoven | October 9, 2018

I have waited for such a long time to be able to make this announcement, and now I FINALLY can: Our very first therapeutic children’s book is finally available!

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Who is James? And why I dedicated my first book to him!

Who is James? And why I dedicated my first book to him!

By Liesl van der Hoven | September 27, 2018

Today, exactly 10 years ago, I met my husband, James, for the very first time! It seems like the 27th of September is a very auspicious date in my life, as the arrival of my first book is also imminent – I am expecting a call from the printers today or tomorrow!

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Why I wrote a children's book to help with anxiety

Why I wrote a children’s book to help with anxiety

By Liesl van der Hoven | September 17, 2018

I woke up at 4 am this morning feeling anxious.** While this is not a regular occurrence for me, I am definitely no stranger to feeling anxious from time to time.

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How I created the illustrations for our new book

How I created the illustrations for our new book

By Liesl van der Hoven | September 11, 2018

I thought you might be interested in finding out how I created the illustrations for the book that I wrote with play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl. The illustrations are very special and have been created in a unique way!

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We can now accept card payments with our Yoco card machine!

We can now accept card payments with our Yoco card machine!

By Liesl van der Hoven | September 7, 2018

Here at Fairy Caravan, I’ve always been able to accept a variety of payments via our online shop. I have invested in a Yoco card machine so that we can also accept card payments when you meet us in person! 

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Sometimes even a fairy can take a tumble!

Sometimes even a fairy takes a tumble!

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 30, 2018

Dearest Fairy Caravan Friends, I have come across a challenge in bringing our new book to you, and the launch date for the book will have to be postponed a little while longer. Please do not fear – the book will ABSOLUTELY become available during the month of September!

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Feedback from our first readers - Preschool teacher Linda

Feedback from our first readers – Preschool teacher Linda

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 21, 2018

Once our book was almost ready to go to the printers, Lenka and I asked a few people who have children in our target age group, to read our book to their children. The feedback from our first readers has been so lovely!

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Book cover and title reveal - What if worries weren't wild?

Book cover and title reveal!

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 14, 2018

My book has gone to the printers, and now it is just a matter of time before I am holding these little beauties in my hands! But before everything was finalised, I made a handful of “dummy books” on my home printer, so today I can show you what the book cover and title will…

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Introducing play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl

Introducing play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 6, 2018

Photo credit: Martin van Niekerk Photography; photo taken at an Xtraordinary Women event. Some of you may already know that I’ve partnered with play therapist Lenka de Villiers-van Zyl to write a children’s book about anxiety. The book should be ready by the beginning of September 2018, and I thought that now would be the…

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Doing things back to front… and my new children’s BOOK about anxiety!

Doing things back to front… and my new children’s BOOK about anxiety!

By Liesl van der Hoven | August 1, 2018

Did you hear me say BOOK? Yes indeed – I have written and illustrated a real-life children’s BOOK about anxiety that will be printed and available for you to read to your little ones very soon!

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