Occasionally I come across a book that I just want everyone to read. A book that I am convinced has an important message for young and old. A book that can change lives just by flicking through its pages. Such a book came my way a few weeks ago. It looks like any other beautifully illustrated children’s book, but within its pages is a message everyone from 6 to 106 would benefit from.
I have always believed that children can do amazing things with the right information. The right information can help children better understand themselves and equip them with the tools they need to succeed in life. Hey Warrior does just that around the important topic of Anxiety.
Hey Warrior explains Anxiety in a way that everyone will understand. Not with tricky scientific terminology, but with story-telling and imagery that is clear and even reassuring. The book explains why Anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from. This understanding alone is a powerful first step in turning anxiety around! It then goes on to teach techniques on how to relax and calm those tricky feelings so that you are the boss of your warrior again.
Plus it’s super cute! Before you know it you will be befriending your inner warrior and feeling more reassured that you are not alone in how you feel and there are things you can do to feel better.
My experience has shown that if you read this heart-warming little book you will immediately think of someone who would benefit from it. Grab a copy online or let me know if you’d like to borrow one of the College copies. I’ve enjoyed reading this book and trust you enjoy this review.
Karen Buchanan / Middle School Support Coordinator
*Hey Warrior is written by Karen Young.