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Book review: Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – A story about learning new ways to feel calm

Registered nurse Gosia Brykczyńska reviews Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – A story about learning new ways to feel calm

Little Meerkat’s Big Panic – A story about learning new ways to feel calm

Jane Evans

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

£9.99 | 48pp

ISBN: 9781785927034

This book is written with all the best of intentions; taking up a similar topic as the recent film Inside Out, but from a more clinical perspective.

Written with the objective of facilitating and fostering in a young child control over their emotions and reactions to the world, the book is to be read with or to the child. It is presented in such a way that it encourages reflection and engagement with the issues raised.

I query, however, the level of detail presented to the child and I am not sure of the intended age group of the readership/target audience. There are also a few gritty bits of odd grammar and phraseology, which mar the publication but, overall, I think this can be an interesting and effective tool in working with disturbed or emotionally fragile children and could even be used with some young people with learning disabilities.


Reviewed by Gosia Brykczyńska, nurse and freelance writer

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