From the Publisher
Shaun Russell, director of Candy Jar Books - the company behind The Diddy Tree - believes that such a book is long overdue. He said: "Although sucking a dummy has long been seen as a good way to soothe a fussy baby or aid restful sleep, parents are becoming more aware of the dangers of dependence. The Diddy Tree aims to help parents wean their children off these dummies before problems with development set in."
From the Author
Michelle McKenna, the writer of The Diddy Tree, feels passionate that children shouldn't be forced to give up the dummy. She said: "I think dummies have a place and one thing I don't want to do is make parents feel guilty about using them, although since writing the book I have spoken to numerous parents struggling with this problem. Often people find it difficult to take this leap. They are concerned that their children will not sleep or will become distracted easily. I faced these problems too, which is why I have made my book as fun as possible. Encouraging them to ditch their dummies as part of a game makes the process much easier."