Everyone Feels Scared Sometimes is a book from the series Everyone Has Feelings. This series explores various emotions children experience. Firstly, these books help in idenifying the feeling and then go on to share examples of how children can deal with them or express them in a positive manner. This series tries to address the gap in regular school curriculum. These books about feelings are books that heal kids and help them develop an emotional quotient. It’s OK to feel scared. What does being scared feel like? What does it look like? How can you feel safe again? Everyone feels scared sometimes.
Children often feel scared of mundane daily things. This book first discusses the situation and then suggests a way to deal with it positively. The book has an example about a child who is scared of dogs. An adult allows the child to pet the dog and befriend it, thus dealing with the child’s fear. Another situation discussed is when the child is riding the ferris wheel with his brother. He is frightened of the height, so he grabs his brother’s hand. His brother in turn reassures him and makes him feel safe. A child is afraid of the thunder, so he runs to his mother scared. His mother explains about thunder to him and calms him down. There are plenty of similar situations discussed in a positive manner in the book. Reading this makes children understand how to deal with being scared.
The author and artist do a good job of presenting text and pictures that describe the emotions of fright. The illustrations are in bold colors and the people are life-like and realistic. The situations are true to life. This is a paperback book with excellent quality paper. The last page of the book has the index, glossary, suggested activities to do when you feel scared and some more references.