The Monster Friend: Face your fears and make friends with your monsters (Mindful Mia)
Publisher: YAZAMIA Ltd.
ISBN 10: 9659264798
ISBN 13: 978-9659264797
MONSTERS ARE REAL!
It's time to stop denying their existence and start getting to know them and why they came to pay you a visit.
In this amusing and heroic bedtime tale Mia decides to confront her worst fears - what happens next is truly inspiring and provides both children and parents with REAL practical life tools for facing and conquering their fears!
A must have book for children and parents to teach kids about :
- Identifying and facing fears with courage
- Building and relying on their self-esteem
- Conquering their fears and achieving inner growth
Fun, cute and entertaining with beautiful illustrations, a hidden game, coloring pages and an activity sheet with discussion points - ALL IN ONE BOOK!
"Fred and Mia helped me not to be scared of the shadows or the dark. They also taught me that it is ok to let your parents and Nan know that you are scared. I am glad that they helped me. I wish that Mia could come and play with me. I would tell her Thank you and show her where George used to sleep!!" - (Humberto Jr. age 3)
"My grandson was very scared of sleeping in his room and of the dark. After reading Fred and Mia’s story several times, he started talking about his new friend, George. He showed us where George slept and wanted to us to talk to him too. For over a month, he put an extra pillow in his bed and would make sure no one got near George. He would go willingly to his room for naptime and bedtime. We would hear him giggling and talking then praying for his family here, his Papa and for Fred and Mia. Then he would go to sleep!!
Fred and Mia have been a big help during his Father’s deployment. He is now able to sleep in his room and isn’t worried or anxious about the darkness because he wants to be brave like Mia was. Thank you so much for writing such an endearing story that every child and adult can relate to. You have captured the problem perfectly and I love the resolution of Fred leaving to help others. Great story and wonderful illustrations that make it a book that will be in our family for a very long time.
I especially loved the heart hunt and the all other activities. They were very helpful while be fun and very education. Great addition." - Bobbi Capwell
"What an inspirational story for children about having fears and facing them. The story is about a little girl named Mia, who sees a monster on her wall in her bedroom at night. While she is frightened, trying to scare it away, with the help of her father, she learns everyone needs a friend and a safe place to stay--even monsters.
"Everyone needs friends and someone safe to stay Let's call him out from under there, and see if he will play."
The story has nice illustrations and also hidden hearts throughout the story that can allow the parent and child to play a finding game." - Redrabbitt
"I loved the message of befriending your monsters - it goes beyond facing your fears. The book encourages you to not only face them, but name them, get to know them, and befriend them. I wish I had read this book as a child! I had such overwhelming fears and nightmares and would have embraced the advice to befriend them. I love that this book also has a discussion guide in the back! Continuing these conversations is so important! As a reading teacher, I also value any book that encourages parents to discuss books and treat books as discussion starters! This helps prepare them for academic conversations at school." - Sarah McIntyre
"This story and the others in this series have been on my list to read with the kids for awhile! Asaf Rozanes’s newest book in the series created around his daughter Mia tackles something all kiddos deal with....the monsters under the bed! This story has a fun twist though and after initially trying to get rid of the monster Mia is surprised by his real intentions! We definitely enjoyed this story and plan on reading the others in the series!" - Aartee Badianib