Have you ever felt a sense of dread and worry creeping over you? That might be the Panicosaurus coming out to play. Sometimes the Panicosaurus tricks Mabels brain into panicking about certain challenges, such as walking past a big dog on the street or when her favourite teacher is not at school. With the help of Smartosaurus, who lets her know there is really nothing to be afraid of, Mabel discovers different ways to manage Panicosaurus, and defeat the challenges he creates for her. This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety, and encourage them to banish their own Panicosauruses with help from Mabels strategies. Parents and carers will like the helpful introduction, explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.
This is an excellent tool for parents and teachers to help explain what happens to our bodies when we feel anxious, with strategies to help the child alleviate anxiety. Its an easy read...There are also lovely colourful illustrations to accompany the story. I really enjoyed reading this and would definitely use it with any child who is struggling with these issues.