The Adventures of Team Brain

Why I wrote this book

The goal of this book is to show children why learning tools is important BUT also how it can be super fun!! I also discovered when you teach kids a little bit about brain science they are more willing to give practicing tools a whirl.

Emotional regulation is one of those things in life that takes a bit of consistency and practice to work well. Kids tell me that practicing social emotional tools like breathing is 'boring' 'pointless' 'a waste of time'....

The Adventures of Team Brain is a playful take on brain science and how emotional regulation works. It encourages children to become super heroes in their own emotional regulation story!

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Book Events for Parents, Educators & Kids!

Jerome and I are joining forces this fall to do some book events around the GTA! We're offering a couple different options:

1) Book Talk with a Twist where parents, caring adults & educators can learn how to use Team Brain to support all the big feelings with Tara while their children participate in a comic drawing workshop with Jerome.

2) Author/Illustrator reading and drawing experience. Great for schools, groups and other organizations.

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Stop - Breathe - Think - Act

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The Kids Asked, We Answered:

A look behind the creation of The Adventures of Team Brain

with Author Tara Gratto & Illustrator Jerome Cabantan



Tara Gratto M.S.Ed., MA, OCT

Using her background & education in social emotional and child development, Tara supports parents, caring adults and educators with tools and skills for emotional regulation & social emotional well-being in a way that reflects the unique needs of children and families.



Jerome Cabantan

A best-selling freelance cartoonist, former National TaeKwonDo Team Coach/Athlete and happy father of two, Jerome is the 'brains' behind the illustrations in The Adventures of Team Brain.

When he isn't sketching, you can find him promoting and practicing martial arts and sequential arts anywhere his wandering feet take him.

*pictured here with Grand Master Young Su Choung