Fear of animals that slither, bite, and sting can get in the way of going places and doing things. Facing Might Fears About Animals teaches children techniques to shrink over-size fears. Fun Facts about bees, dogs, spiders, and snakes engage children, while a Note to Parents and Caregivers and supplemental Resource section make this the perfect guide for parents and mental health professionals.
This book is part of the Dr. Dawn's Mini Books About Mighty Fears series, designed to help children ages 6-10 tackle their fears and live happier lives.
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This will be of great benefit to those with fear of animals. As an adult who is extremely wary of dogs I found it to be useful, especially the WIN mnemonic, even though it’s aimed at a younger audience and for parents to share with kids. It’s visually interesting as well as a learning tool for overcoming fear.
Facing Might Fears About Animals helps children identify how fears of animals they will encounter every day will impact their lives and how to manage their fears and anxiety. I was terrified of dogs into my 20's and wish someone had walked me through these steps when I was much younger. Activities to reduce fears via exposure to animals are suggested and children can rank them in order of their personal anxiety around the activity and start with easiest. Images are a good way to evoke a certain mood or feeling, and I think the sparsity of images may work in opposition to the book's goals considering this is a very emotional topic for some children.
Like the other two books in this series - "Facing Mighty Fears About Health" and "Facing Mighty Fears About Throwing Up" - this book is so important. Its use of accessible language and relatable metaphors makes it stand out. Kids and adults alike will benefit from reading these books, and then reading them again!
Facing Mighty Fears About Animals is another great book in this series. This one addresses why people can be fearful of animals, what impact it can have on them and how to try to overcome those fears. It is explained in a great way to make it appealing to children.
Thank you to NetGalley and Jessica Kingsley Publishers for my ARC.
An awesome book for kids and even adults on facing their fear of specific animals that aren't commonly dangerous. The book goes over why you could be facing the fear, steps you can take to help overcome the fear, and so much more. It has an awesome technique called WIN, and explains it step by step. It's also loaded with so many fun facts about animals throughout it, most of which I didn't even know. Another great book in the Facing Mighty Fears collection.