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When Worry Takes Hold

One night just before the lights went out, Worry snuck into Maya's mind. Worry grew bigger and bigger until there was no space left for anything else. Just darkness and fear. Join Maya as she finds Courage, through the form of a calming breath, and learns how to break free from Worry's hold.

In this metaphorical story about dealing with worry, kids will see how Maya's Worry (represented in the illustrations as a tangled scribble) keeps her from enjoying even the simplest things in life, and how her Courage, represented by sparkles, helps her overcome her worries — even if it doesn't completely dismiss Worry for good. This encouraging and empowering read will help worriers and non-worriers alike.

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"Maya worries about going to class by herself, going to the playground, attending a party, and going for a drive with her parents. Going to bed, where she’s alone with her anxious thoughts, is torture. Maya’s parents aren’t sure what to do. But one day, in a school group activity, Maya learns how to breathe into her belly and find Courage. Nam shows Maya’s Courage as sparkles all around her, helping her to welcome events that previously frightened her. Maya also learns not to fight Worry but to recognize it and be brave anyway." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Liz Haske
Illustrator Insong Nam
ISBN 0999441507
Publication Date Nov 1, 2017
Publisher Liz Haske
Language English