Wednesday, February 5, 2014

When Lions Roar

Submitted by Ms. Melissa!
When Lions Roar by Robie H. Harris is a book about a little boy afraid of loud noises. These noises make the world seem “scary,” and are sometimes unavoidable. So, what’s a little boy to do? He tells them to go away, and when he does…the sun comes out, the world is quiet, and everything is okay. This book can give caregivers the opportunity to discuss with their children what makes them “afraid” or “scared.” Together they can come up with a plan on how to deal with these situations. To add to the discussion, they could draw pictures together of what they find “scary” and “calm,” just like the illustrations in the book. Or, they could have a puppet show using stuffed animals to act out the scary and calm things they read about. Regardless of how this book is used, whether it’s simply read or used to discuss emotions, the simple, compassionate, and practical way the book addresses fear, will help young children learn to cope with the “scary” in their world. The crayon and watercolor pictures by Chris Raschka compliment the simplicity of the story and make it easy for young children to follow. Recommended for all those afraid of something. See this book listed in our catalog

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