"A girl discovers that worry can be a good thing—as long as you don’t let it control you...Harmony introduces a rare concept for a children’s book: that Brave and Worry aren’t enemies, but a team: “Worry tries to keep me safe from harm, / But Brave will tell me when to truly listen to the alarm.”...the concepts here will be very familiar to young readers, and learning a coping mechanism to address one’s fears is valuable. Worry hides on every page of this book, even after Brave shows up, and his tentacles will be a delight for young readers to find. They also work as a metaphor: the tentacles never grab Sal in a frightening way, but the idea that worries can wrap themselves tightly around a person will be clear. Activities at the end of the book encourage children to draw their own version of the Worry monster, and a page for parents offers tips on how to comfort a child overtaken by worry...This volume... will likely be useful for school counselors who want to recommend titles to youngsters struggling with anxiety."
My Pet Monster- A book about Worry (Building Resilience) (Volume 1)
Doctor Harmony, author
Sal’s pet monster, Worry makes her fret and nervous. Worry scares her with the worst case scenario. Find out how Sal learns to live with Worry peacefully in this fun, rhyming educational book. Can you find Worry, hiding on each page? Kids, try out the fun activities in the back of the book to learn more about dealing with worry. Parents will get great tips too! "My Pet Monster" is one of four books in The Building Resilience picture book series. This series gives children, teachers and parents advice on how to deal with common situations and uncomfortable feelings. It also encourages parent-child discussion about difficult topics. Some topics (feelings and even common life events such as death) are traditionally taboo or are challenging for adults to talk about. If adults are uncomfortable talking about issues or feelings, it is even more difficult for children to discuss them or to know how to effectively cope with situations.This range of books opens the communication pathways, in a fun way, and helps children and adults face matters without shame, embarrassment or stigma.