Reg Goes Swimming

By Lori Gard & Illustrated by Emma Martin

Pownal Street Press is celebrating the PEI publication of Reg Goes Swimming by author Lori Gard. Reg—short for Regulate and pronounced with a hard /g/—is a black bear cub who likes to climb trees, eat snacks and sleep.

Written by Lori Gard and illustrated by Emma Martin, Reg Goes Swimming is a book with a message that supports parents and children in learning how to self-regulate their emotions. At first glance, Reg Goes Swimming is a story with a simple message, but there are deeper lessons for the reader. Throughout his day, Reg moves from being emotionally dysregulated by negative stressors to thoughtful self-regulation, where he returns to a state of calm.

Join Lori and Pownal Street Press on August 7 from 6:30–8:30 pm at Alberton Arts & Heritage Centre, 420 Church Street, and on August 8 from 6:30–8:30 pm at the Island’s picturesque Beaconsfield Carriage House. The author will present a short reading accompanied by musical guest, Carla Butt, and books will be for sale. 

Lori Gard is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a nationally certified Solution Focused Brief Therapist with CCPC Global with a certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy through OISE at University of Toronto. She is currently pursuing her Advanced Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy at The University of Guelph, and holds a Masters of Education from UPEI.