Elaine has many fears that cause her tummy to hurt and make her feel she might cry. But she doesn’t want to miss out on all the exciting things there are to do. Elaine admits her fear to Lou, and discovers that her friend is afraid of something too and together they decide to face their fears so they can enjoy Lou’s birthday party together.
This is a great book to assist supporting tamariki who could be facing fear and anxiety, and for adults to use to start a conversation around anxiety and fear relating to situations and experiences.
This book has beautiful calming coloured illustrations and gentle rhyming to help to soothe the reader and a really supportive and positive message to share.
Title: The Girl Who Was Scared of Everything
Author & Illustrator: Emma Pascoe
Publisher: Little Love (Mary Egan Publishing)
Date of Publication: July 2020
Ages: 3-10years (Early years & Primary)
Do you have any advisory warnings for this book? No
Reviewer: Angela Thompson, Library Lead Teacher, Remarkables Primary School, Queenstown.
How are you recommending this book? Highly recommended.
What’s the book’s opening sentence? There was once a girl, Her name was Elaine, She was scared of almost everything you could name.
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