Children's Literature - Ruth Buchholz
Homework, the big game, speaking in front of the class...these can be stressful events. Using a variety of analogies about what causes frustration or stress, the author does an excellent job keeping this topic germane to the reader. Discovering that some levels of frustration, fear and anxiety are a normal part of life is helpful to children. Suggesting children talk to adults about how to funnel anger or to use exercise and laughter as a way or relieving anxiety are excellent strategies. Just the right amount of terms are introduced for this age level..." 2004, TheChild's World, Ages 8 to 13.