This picture book story is one that children who experience anxiety will relate to. It tells the story of Ruby who is quite anxious about doing her show-and-tell at school. Her fears are realized when she has issues with her presentation. What happens after this? That is the heart of the story.
Young readers/listeners will watch as Ruby re-groups. They will see Ruby reach out to another child and how this helps her to cope, helps another child and leads to a friendship. At the end of the book, there are pointers for adults and questions for class discussion.
All in all, this book may help to de-stigmatize issues for a child you know.
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