Young children can find the world we live in daunting and a bit scary. There’s just so much going on with new schools, making friends and even things like climate change. This book will help young readers to develop a flexible mindset and to explore feelings around anxiety and self-esteem in a gentle and supportive way.
Building resilience is a key life skill that is important to learn from a young age. Very cute photographs of animals illustrate each scenario to help young readers understand: what anxiety is, why talking about it will help, why trying new things is good for us, tips on building confidence and that failure isn’t always a bad thing. Readers are asked to think about how those scenarios might relate to their experiences and then encouraged to have a go at some practical activities, ask for help, be brave and to embrace feelings of nervousness as well as enjoying feelings of pride or happiness.