little wuppy® Giveaway

May 20, 2016 | Giveaway | 10 comments | Author:


I am always thrilled when I come across new tools that I can add to my ‘Managing Anxiety’ tool box.


Linda Privitelli is an experienced primary educator who also happens to understand how daunting and frightening anxiety can be. Being an anxiety sufferer herself, she set out to create something that can comfort children when they feel the dreaded symptoms of anxiety.

little wuppy® is a gorgeous dachshund and comes in three designs (you can see them HERE).  For children who enjoy sensory sensations, the back of the sausage dog is very soft and fluffy, and it has the special feature of a red embroided heart. When this heart is placed against a child’s heart, they can feel comfort in knowing they are not alone with their worries.



The clever packaging design along with special stickers, the cardboard box can be turned into a little house for the little wuppy®. To top it off, it comes with an adoption certificate. Giving a soft toy a name also gives it a personality.

My five year old son, immediately fell in love with his little wuppy®. He promptly created his house using all of the stickers (we added some fabric to make a pillow and blanket for him) and proudly called him ‘FLOWER’, his adoption certificate safely stored in our filing cabinet!

Flower sleeps at the end of my son’s bed, and has already been on an overnight sleepover at Grandma’s house.

Although my son is quiet aware of worry thoughts and ways to help him wade through them to decide which ones are real or not, he easily transferred his externalisation of worries to the little wuppy®. I think this will be a great alternative to using the Worry Box. It is wonderful to try new things, change it up a bit to help keep those worry thoughts away.



THIS IS NOW CLOSED – Winner has been notified!

You have a chance to win your own little wuppy® and a copy of ONE of my children’s books!

YES – you can choose your preferred design of little wuppy® and a choice of ‘Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!’, ‘Happythoughts are Everywhere’ or ‘Actually, I Can’.


This combined giveaway is open to Australian residents only and will close 8pm Friday 27th May 2016 (Melbourne time). This is a skill based giveaway, the winner will be chosen on the answer they provide. (Detailed Terms & Conditions below)

To enter this giveaway, simply write in the comments below which little wuppy® you would choose, and which children’s book you would choose and why you would like them for your little worrier.


Follow little wuppy® online:

You can purchase your own little wuppy® HERE




Terms & Conditions of entry

– entrants must be 18 years of age or older

– entrants may only be Australian residents

– residents from the ACT are excluded due to state/territory gaming laws

– one entry per household

– no purchase necessary to enter or win – a purchase does not improve your chances of winning – void where prohibited by law

– the giveaway will start at 6.30am AEST on Friday 20th May and will end at 8pm AEST Friday 27th May 2016

– there will be one (1) winner who will receive receive ONE little wuppy® pack of their choice (chevron or striped or spotted + regular post) + ONE of my books (‘Go Away, Mr Worrythoughts!’, ‘Happythoughts are Everywhere’ or ‘Actually, I Can’) + regular post.


I was given a little wuppy® in order to review it here on my blog. All photos, thoughts and honest opinions of little wuppy® are true and my own. This was not a paid advertisement.

Staying creative,
x Nicky



  • Avatar Fiona Ellis May 20, 2016 at 07:30 am | Reply

    Spotted little wuppy because she loves all things that are pretty and the Actually i can book as my 5 year old Princess is learning to read and is trying very hard to learn her words every week, she worries when she doesn’t get them all right. This would be a lovely special surprise for her to treasure

  • Avatar Jessica May 20, 2016 at 08:14 am | Reply

    I would love this for my nephew he is such a little sweetheart. They lost their dog of 15 due to cancer then bought a puppy a few weeks after everything was fine then once they had the puppy for 7days the puppy got sick they took him to the vet he ended up having parvo and passed away that night. I would love this for him as he gets upset all the time still to this day he is a animal lover like me! He comes over playing with my two dashies and goes home crying this would be perfect for him ??

  • Avatar Jody Boyle May 20, 2016 at 10:35 am | Reply

    The “Happy thoughts are Everywhere” book would be a lovely addition to our son Jacks collection. Jack suffers from anxiety and was very lucky to receive a signed copy of your “Go away Mr Worrythoughts” book back in 2014. Still two years on Jacks anxieties can get the better of him but not as often as they used to and he is able to use different strategies to help calm himself, now we are starting to work on building his confidence. The little striped Wuppy worry puppy would be a beautiful gift for Jack to present to his little sister Chloe who will be beginning Primary School next year and is already showing similiar signs of anxiety to that of her brother.Perhaps a Little Wuppy is just what she needs xx

  • Avatar Laura Fraser May 20, 2016 at 10:40 am | Reply

    My son has low vision and he worries about being last all the time at school and not being able to find friends at lunchtime. I think the book ‘Actually I can’ could help with building resilience and any wuppy would be lovely for him – they are all gorgeous. Thanks

  • Avatar Leanne Kapetanovski May 21, 2016 at 17:29 pm | Reply

    We already have all your books, I would ask for actually I can for a friend. We would be happy with any wuppy to add to our calming box in our quiet corner in my preschool. There are some children I work with would certainly benefit being able to transfer their worries to a wuppy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Avatar Shay Thompson May 21, 2016 at 21:30 pm | Reply

    I would love the striped little wuppy for my Mr 4 as he loves caps so would be wrapped to have a wuppy with one too and Actually I can would be amazing for him as we have had kindy express concerns over his lack of confidence that could affect his starting school next year so we are really trying to work on that as well as his anxiety ?

  • Avatar Joanne Clark May 21, 2016 at 21:51 pm | Reply

    I would love to win this for our little foster daughter. She is 3 in October and has been with us for 10 months. She is meant to stay forever but that looks like changing. Her little world is always changing for her. I would love the spotted Wuppy and happy thoughts are everywhere, because I think if she leaves us she will need it 🙁
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Avatar Emma May 21, 2016 at 21:59 pm | Reply

    My 5yo would benefit from any of the styles of wuppy and I think the book actually, I can would be great for him as he worries about things he can’t do

  • Avatar Alice May 22, 2016 at 06:09 am | Reply

    I would love the book ‘Actually I Can’ for my daughter who struggles academically. She is making progress which is amazing, but lacks confidence. I bought her a little wuppy recently as she is also feeling very insecure after her father (my ex husband) left. With another little wuppy, I would pay it forward to another friend whose child suffers from extreme anxiety. I am trying to teach both my son and daughter that despite our problems, we need to be kind and thoughtful to others. They see me helping one friend who is having some treatment for cancer (I make soup on a regular basis)….our friends are really important to us). Lead by example.

  • Avatar sally Kingston May 27, 2016 at 16:31 pm | Reply

    ‘Actually I can’ would be an awesome read for my little worrier. she is very sensitive too so the soft backing of little wuppy sounds wonderful. A very generous thing for u both to do ? if we won grace would love striped or chevron ?


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Nicky is a children's book author and illustrator. She is the creative director of 52-week Illustration Challenge, inspiring others to connect with their creative souls.

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