Every child wants to fit in and have a carefree life, but every child is challenged with occasional moments of worry and fear. Little things can appear to be very big at times. Worry has a way of building up, and refusing to go away, if it stays locked up in a secret place. In this book, eight-year-old Joey Aiken learns that worry and fear can multiply until they crowd out freedom and joy. He also learns how to get rid of those scary thoughts, as well as the bothersome suggestions they make in our minds.
Joey and the What If Bubbles is a great way to start a dialogue with children about what worries them, and it gives parents tools for helping children cope. In the midst of the sharing, adults just may find that they too have a few “what-ifs” to get rid of.