So when I saw she had a sequel out, I jumped at the chance to read it. “Sanna provides an empathetic exploration of the adjustment to a new land that all migrants experience.” It's important to teach them that their mental health doesn't define them, and Sanna does this so beautifully. the detail is really nice i like what the fear represents and the drawing so good! ... She cares a lot about me and my insecurities (as I am also seeing a therapist for my trust and lack of self esteem issues), and it is absolutely not an ultimatum. I love the end where the character realizes that everyone has a fear. This is such an amazing writing tool, as it allows the reader to separate the anxiety from the person, which is such an important thing for younger children suffering from anxiety to know. I pray it every time I am sick or hurt: Please God, heal me. It's important to teach them that their mental health doesn't defi. It serves as a wonderful visual representation of the anxiety an immigrant child might be experiencing and hopefully help them recognize that it … I find her style incredibly perceptive and works beautifully with the story she is trying to convey." I'm not sure if this was done purposely to create a stark contrast between the dark fear, and the colourful drawings. My only confusion with this book is what age level will understand the message. I love the way the end shows that everyone has a fear and I hope this book is a comfort to children like the main character and an inspiration to other readers to welcome in and comfort anyone new to an unfamiliar place. – New York Times Book Review. Tying in her own anxieties and fears when integrating into a new culture, Sanna shares with us the young girl's beginning days at her new school and the acclimatisation of herself and those around her to this new start. She graduated with honors in 2015 the Lucer. "Me and My Fear is a lovely reminder that we all have our fear with us, especially in new situations, which all of us have to face at some point. Me and My Fear As little ones grow they become increasingly emotionally aware, but emotions are big concepts. I think, and my mind romps wildly off into the land of worst-case scenarios. I'll definitely be recommending this book to families at the library when they are looking for empowering books for kids. Fear is a secret “tiny friend” first portrayed in a positive light as a factor that has “kept me safe.” But being in a new place is overwhelming, and her fear has grown exponentially, both in size and in stubbornness, preventing the narrator from exploring her new world. First published in English by Flying Eye Books, Me and My Fear has been translated into 15  languages. It encourages children to fight their fears and overcome it. Alongside the amazing writing, are the beautiful illustrations which are packed with colour and vibrancy. Fear keeps us safe when we feel it in healthy amounts but this story explores how fear can be a bad feeling when it takes control and isolates you. Really great for developing social-emotional intelligence and understanding of anxiety/fear. Surely no one else feels the same way... To see what your friends thought of this book. Gorgeous illustrations and an uplifting lesson about fear and anxiety. A young girl has a friend called Fear, who she takes with her on all of her new experiences and adventures. She graduated with honors in 2015 the Lucerne School of Art and Design, with a Master of Design with focus on Illustration. You know what I did the last time fear struck me? This book focuses on a girl who moved to a new country, but it fits for those kids who would move due to their parent's job like military kids. I really loved the illustrations in Francesca Sanna's The Journey (which I included in my list of picture books featuring refugees). Recommended by a fellow Booktuber :). The story mainly centers around a child having just moved to another country, but it also shows that everyone is afraid of something and it is possible to overcome one's fear. Surely no one else feels the same way. A lovely read. Nearly bought one for me and a friend. So glad to see it reviewed here – it’s important for people to realize that a refugee’s journey doesn’t end when s/he leaves a conflict zone. Fear can keep you safe OR RUIN YOUR LIFE. This time readers meet a girl who has just immigrated to a new country and is starting school. Who knew so many kids feel the same way? This is a fantastic, beautifully illustrated book about being the new kid and overcoming your fears. Me and My Fear Francesca Sanna. How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? This book helps young readers understand what it might be like for a friend who is new to their school or town, and shows the importance of sharing our fears in order to connect with one another. ME & MY FEAR Activity Guide Starting back at school can be a scary thing, no matter your age. Following on from The Journey and in answer to many questions from children she met, Sanna tells the story of one of the siblings after they had moved to a new country. “Sanna provides an empathetic exploration of the adjustment to a new land that all migrants experience.” – New York Times Book Review. When a young girl has to travel to a new country and start at a new school, her Fear tells her to be alone and afraid. How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? The book follows a girl who has moved to a new place and due to her 'secret' - fear - she finds it difficult to make friends or enjoy herself in the new place, this is until she realizes that everyone has fears of their own. Fear ; Children's Books/Ages 4-8 Fiction ; Children's stories + Show More - Show Fewer Details Our Original Resources 2. Although the writer admits to struggling with anxiety, it's not just a book for kids with anxiety. In Me and My Fear (out now in the UK, US & Canada), a young immigrant girl starts school in her new country and has to face the challenges of making friends, learning a language, and overcoming her companion Fear, who perches on her shoulder every day—trying to keep her safe. This book focuses on a girl who moved to a new country, but it fits for any child who has moved to a new school. Update: Since I first read this book several months ago, I've read a few other picture books addressing fear and anxiety. When I saw this book, it attracted me right away. I read this standing up in my local bookstore. This would be a good book to keep on my bookshelf to read him again when he is older and more able to utilize and understand the anxiety message. Fear keeps her safe...but it also gets in the way and prevents her from doing things she wants to do. and as the friendship grows and our heroine begins to feel more comfortable in her new school fear shrinks away and eventually everyone, and their fear, begin to happily play together. Me and My Fear. This book focuses on a girl who moved to a new country, but it fits for any child who has moved to a new school. And then the fear kicks in. In a world where medical information is available 24/7, an Internet search on a cough eventually leads me to think I have terminal pulmonary disease. Created by TeachingBooks. More By and About This Author. Great illustrations. We've found this pivotal in explaining the notion of fear to our youngest daughter. This is a lovely story about a child who has fear all the time. When a young girl has to travel to a new country and start at a new school, her Fear tells her to be alone and afraid. Francesca Sanna's art is adorable. If you’re a teacher or parent looking to talk about those big fearful feelings and how to deal with them, Flying Eye Books is giving out these free guides for ME & MY FEAR. What a beautiful story about the fear we all carry along with us. You can buy a signed copy of Me and My Fear in my shop, or at your favorite local independent bookshop! Having a grandchild with severe anxiety, I though this book would be a good one. Created by TeachingBooks. Beautiful art. When a young girl has to move countries and start at a new school, her fear tells her to be alone and afraid. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Often anxious and fearful Francesca Sanna writes a pretty wise and helpful book for kids about fears, which she suggests can be useful, but not useful to get too big. First published in English by Flying Eye Books, Me and My Fear has been translated into 15 languages. Her new friend also has a secret fear (don't all children have them?) I can't help but love picture books that make themes such as mental health and anxiety so accessible to younger children. "Fear" is draw. After a girl moves to a new country and new school, her anxiety and fear grow, isolating and paralyzing her until she discovers a friend who has fears of his own. We follow the story of a young girl who has a tiny companion, Fear. This book speaks perfectly to children dealing with fear. So lovely. Be the first to ask a question about Me And My Fear. How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? Can help with self confidence and helping children to overcome their fears. This is brilliant! In this sweet book with awesome illustrations, a child's fear is a visible tangible thing. In this sweet book with awesome illustrations, a child's fear is a visible tangible thing. Overall, Sanna has carried on 'her journey' with the beautiful birds landing on the pages of this book, and I can't wait to read so much more of her work. Description ; Additional information ; Reviews (0) A heart-warming and relevant new tale from Francesca Sanna, the bestselling author and illustrator of The Journey, about sharing and overcoming one’s fears in a new and unfamiliar home. The illustration has a fear in the form of a creature whose size is manageable. So beautiful illustrated. Me and my fear. When she moves to a new school in a different country, Fear grows bigger and bigger to protect and keep the girl safe. Me and My Fear is a heartfelt story exploring fear and anxiety. Though it can sometimes keep her safe, now Fear stops her from making new friends atRead More Either way, though, it's a giant, puffy marshmallow man. Me and My Fear, she beautifully portrays the fears and anxieties of childhood and how one can face them. FEAR OF ALTOPHOBIA Veronica Taylor ENG121: ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1(AXC1420C) Instructor: Erin Nelson May 16, 2014 Fear of Alto phobia The fear I need to conquer is my fear of heights. 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