When I Feel Scared


Children often feel afraid. This book, with its comforting words and illustrations, will help children address those fears and learn some new ways to cope with being afraid. First, a little bear describes some of the things that frighten him, like bad dreams or big, tall slides, or when his mother goes away. Sometimes, he just feels scared and doesn’t know why! But he learns there are things he can do to make himself feel better.

“The short, well-reasoned narrative, child-centered point of view, and practical suggestions make this a good choice for preschoolers.” – Booklist

When I Feel Scared was featured on the CBS Early Show as part of a program about helping children deal with the anniversary of September 11th. Also, in the newsletter of the Bank Street Bookstore, Sara Yu wrote: “Wonderfully written for the youngest children, this gentle book reassures kids that it’s okay to feel scared and encourages them to tell someone about their fears.”

When I Feel Scared was Included in the 2003 edition of “The Best Children’s Books of the Year” by the Children’s Book Committee of Bank Street College.

Illustrated by Kathy Parkinson / Ages 3-6/ Paperback ISBN 9780807589007/ $6.99
 BOARD BOOK EDITION! ISBN 9780807589052/ $7.99



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