Gus, The Feeling-Better Polar Bear by Angela Parrino
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Gus, The Feeling-Better Polar Bear is based on the story of Gus, the polar bear, formerly of the Central Park Zoo. Gus follows Dr. Kim's advice and is healed by the generosity of many caring people around the world who make him feel loved. The 1st book of a six-book set, Gus, The Feeling-Better Polar Bear focuses on emotional wellness.
About the Author
Angela Parrino, Ph. D., was formerly an Associate Professor of the MA in TESOL Program at CUNY-Hunter College where she trained ESL teachers. She’s trilingual and received her BA in Spanish/Education from Stonybrook University and her MA and Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from NYU.
Dr. Parrino began a second career in healthcare after caring for her father who suffered a stroke. In 2004, she served as surgical secretary/translator for Interplast in Iquitos, Peru and pursued physician assistant studies. Recipient of a Hillman scholarship, she’s currently completing her nursing degree at Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing. Her interest is in patient advocacy, long term care and end of life issues.
Her other publications for children include: The Big Chant I Went Walking Activity Book, The Big Chant Napping House Activity Book, and The Big Chant Myrtle Marie Activity Book, co-authored with Marilyn Rosenthal; Feeling at Home with Language & You’re Invited (video); Gus the Feeling- Better Polar Bear (storybook and activity book); Gretta the Geep is More than a Sheep; and Under the Sea with Addie.