About the Book and Author / Illustrator
This reassuring and practical picture book for young children that combines helpful tips endorsed by clinical psychologists with fun rhyming couplets and colourful pictures to help children open up about their feelings and get anxiety under control.
It has been created by Jon Burgerman and is published by Oxford University Press and is an important book to publish at a time when anxiety levels in children are increasing.
As you will see from our review it is the perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times, which can be used as a gateway into having important conversations with your child about what worries them and how those anxious feelings can be managed in the future.
I love this book because it makes me feel ok to worry about things, like when I started school
Edith: I love this book because it makes me feel ok to worry about things, like when I started school I was a little worried, but everybody worries about different things.
Mum’s thoughts: I found this book great for Edith we had some brilliant conversations about the different things she worries about. The three breaths are a great technique that she loves doing every time we read the book. She says she will do this next time she’s worried.
The illustrations were nice, something different and very colourful. Overall, I would say it is a great book to help teach young children about worrying and that everyone worries from time to time, but that’s okay and actually very normal.
I’d highly recommend if child are going through a big change that they may be worrying about such as starting school and moving house.
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Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!
- Name: Edith
- Age: 3 years
- Likes: swimming, Lego and outdoor play
- Dislikes: the dark and loud noises
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