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Tools of the Heart presents a children’s book collection for ages 4 to 6, which aim at helping children develop a strong sense of self in order to find the calm, the strength, the confidence, and the solutions that emerge from within.
A visual and literary universe was created with the intention of making children feel good, while being close to reality, so they could, and adults alike, transpose their own points of reference.
Each story ends with a reminder of important notions through the use of questions and answers… These allow for the retention of essential points of the story while facilitating their integration in the children’s reality.
There is no «I» in team
The Tools of the Heart book collection was made possible through the collaboration of three complementary people driven by the same dedication and faith in the project!
« Alone, we go faster… Together we go farther! »
(concept and illustrations)
Patrick Arguin has nurtured a life long passion for illustration, and developing, since 1998, a solid experience as a graphic designer. But Patrick had another passion growing : humans and their well-being! His desire to help others, especially children, was the guiding light in conceiving «Tools of the Heart». He now shares his time between his work as a Reiki practitioner, schoolyard counsellor, the translation of the books and the preparation of the «Tools of the Heart» workshops.
(collaboration and texts)
Born in Belgium and residing permantly in Quebec since 2000, Michele Rappe is, among other things, a professional visual artist. But words have taken the creative lead for the past few years: novellas, stories for children, theater, poetry… It is her passion for writing and her sensitivity that come alive in her texts. She offers writing accompaniment as a public writer.
(support, coaching and collaboration)
Teacher, life coach, personal growth facilitator and Reiki Master, Helene Beaudette offers private counselling and workshops aimed at nurturing one’s well-being. Reiki Master and member of the Reiki Alliance (international community of masters), she teaches and forms future masters. She’s been offering her services since 1998, true to her unwavering humanism and compassion.