Alex and the scary things : a story to help children who have experienced something scary / Melissa Moses ; illustrated by Alison MacEachern.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.
ISBN: 9781849057936 (alk. paper) :
Alex is an alligator who has experienced 'scary' things. In this charmingly illustrated story, he talks about how this affects him and how he copes. By reading about the different parts of Alex that come out because of the scary things he has experienced, such as The Destroyer when he is angry, Spacey when he dissociates, and Puddles when he is sad, children will learn to recognise when they experience these emotions themselves and find solutions for overcoming them. Alex talks about the different coping strategies he uses to get back to being himself, such as breathing techniques, a counting game, painting, and finding a safe space he can go to, encouraging children to think about when they can do to help themselves handle difficult feelings.
40 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm
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