“If you aren’t sure what they are, anxious feelings can be unsettling. But when you can recognise your anxiety-it’s not so scary.”
As school and work life resumes for many of us, this new change may well be leading to feelings that are hindering our day to day. In 2017 the survey of the mental health of children and young people in England found that 12.5% of 5 to 19 year olds had at least one mental disorder when assessed. Emotional disorder was seen as the most prevalent.
Of course I’m aware that there are many many factors to consider however, talking about this topic from a young age is so important.
For children who are independent readers this book is a fantastic resource. Dinky in size but absolutely packed with brilliant information the feeling of anxiousness is unpicked brilliantly. From explanations on what that feeling means, to the science behind it, how it can change our perception of things, why the topic of failure is not talked about enough and more are included in this book.
The comic strip style of illustrations and limited colour palette give the book a cool edge and the witty text is appealing for ages 7 and up.
A super resource written and illustrated by Rachel Brian.
Such a valuable resource to have in many a library.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of review . All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.