This book depicts that children go through when confronted with something difficult. With humour and endearing artwork, Spires sensitively portrays Lou procrastinating, making excuses, imagining alternatives and denying she cares. Ultimately, Lou faces her fear, and although she fails, the effort empowers her, encouraging a growth mindset. All the while, Lou's friends model compassionate friendship by offering to teach her how to climb and then moving the game. This book makes a perfect choice for a character education discussion about courage or resilience, or a life-skills lesson on facing challenges. The story also promotes the joy of imaginative play in the outdoors.
Category:Education/Classroom Subcategory:Kindergarten - Gr. 7 Series:Anxiety/Panic/OCD Author:Spires, Ashley