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

Little Meerkats

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. Its objective is to help young children understand and control their emotions and reactions to the world.

It is similar to the Pixar film Inside Out but it takes a more clinical perspective.

The book is designed to be read with a child and it encourages reflection and engagement with the issues raised. I would question the level of detail presented as I am not sure of the intended age group.

There are a few odd phrases which hinder clarity but, on the whole, I think this could be an interesting and effective tool to use when working with disturbed or emotionally fragile children.


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