The Playground Problem: a Book About Anxiety; Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway
QEB Publishing - SEN Superpowers - 2019
I was very impressed with everything about this book. It an educational story about a little girl named Ruby who suffers with anxiety issues. It also demonstrates how she worked to overcome her fear of doing a show-and-tell in front of her class and made a friend in the process. As she practices her talk alone under a tree at school, she meets another child, a little boy named Joey who is shy and needs a friend. Who doesn't love a serious story with a happy ending?
The illustrations are lovely and calming, there are exercises, tips for helping children cope with anxiety and discussion points for parents and teachers to work with their children on concocring their fears. The fonts are dyslexia friendly as well, and although that's not an issue for me, I felt it added to the calming nature of this story.
(I received this book for review through the Amazon Vine Program)