No Worries! An Activity Book for Young People Who Sometimes Feel Anxious or Stressed

Lily Murray, illus. by Katie Abey. Kane Miller, $6.99 paper (96p) ISBN 978-1-61067-710-3
First published in the U.K., this guidebook presents writing and art activities aimed at helping children tame their anxiety. One spread advises readers to draw their “worry monsters,” then come up with ways to defeat them; another suggests writing worries on slips of papers and place them in a jar (“screw the lid on tight to stop them from getting out!”). Breathing and other relaxation techniques provide additional tactics, and Abey’s doodlelike art sets a friendly tone. From getting active to mindfulness and focusing on gratitude, readers should come away with an empowering set of coping skills. Also available: Hello, Happy! Ages 8–up. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 12/04/2017
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