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1st Edition

Who’s Afraid of the Monster: Managing Big Feelings and Hidden Fears

  • Available for pre-order on June 21, 2023. Item will ship after July 12, 2023
ISBN 9781032478937
July 12, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
32 Pages 14 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

To get the full Who’s Afraid of the Monster? experience, this storybook can be purchased alongside the guidebook. Both books can be purchased together as a set: Who’s Afraid of the Monster: A Storybook and Guide for Managing Big Feelings and Hidden Fears, 978-1-032-33431-8.

In this quirky and beautifully illustrated storybook, we learn about a monster who no one can see or hear, a King who pretends to be brave and strong but in fact is very scared, and a cheeky mouse and boy who have all the answers. Written in verse, the story shows how, often, the big feelings elicited by the unknown are scarier than the thing itself, and how to manage the feelings associated with these fears.

Full of enchanting illustrations and relatable characters, Who’s Afraid of the Monster? offfers a:

• quirky and amusing tale for adults to read to children together or alone

• relatable tale about big feelings which makes the child stop and think

• way of addressing the anxiety and fear of the unknown within children’s mental health, and

• hope and support for overly anxious children.

This is the ideal resource for educators, support staff, practitioners and parents looking to help children understand and manage the big feelings associated with their fear of the unknown.

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Penny McFarlane works as a clinical supervisor and trainer for counsellors and arts therapists. Formerly a mainstream teacher, she qualified as a dramatherapist and then spent 25 years bringing dramatherapy into education.

Rebecca Jarvis graduated with a BA(Hons) in Illustration at University of Plymouth, UK.