Pilar’s Worries

Pilar loves to dance. She pliés while brushing her teeth. She leaps when hurrying to ballet class. But when tryouts for her favorite ballet are held, Pilar is anxious. Auditioning makes her whole body feel scared. But by using some of the coping techniques she’s learned and focusing on her love for ballet, she is able to persevere. This gentle story is a great tool for children dealing with anxiety.

  • 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807565469
  • October 2018

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  • 9780807565476
  • October 2018

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  • The story effectively illustrates Pilar’s anxiety and the coping mechanisms she successfully uses to defuse it. A solid addition to help young readers develop empathy and resilience.

    - School Library Journal

  • Nervous kids will be able to relate….and they’ll have their confidence bolstered by Pilar’s smart coping techniques, such as using positive thinking, talking about her feelings with friends and family, and taking time to do the things she truly loves.

    - Booklist


Jess Golden