Hope’s world has turned grey. It rains so much it sweeps her up into the ocean. There she finds sea creatures with blankets of seaweed, paintbrushes, and wise words. Overnight, Hope learns the importance of being kind to herself and letting go of her worries.


Hope is a picture book written by Louise Pendry with Anstee Bridge. Students captured their thoughts and feelings through paintings which make up the illustrations in the book. The story was made to encourage young children to know it’s ok to walk about your worries.

Read the story here. Best viewed full-screen!

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