Sunday, May 29, 2022

Avocado Feels a Pit Worried - a bookwrap



Avocado Feels a Pit Worried: a story about facing your fears

Authored by Branda S. Miles, PhD

Illustrated by Monika Filipina


* Reading Age:  4-7 years

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Length:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Pagination Press

* Pub. Date:  Oct. 1, 2022

* ISBN-10:  1433838621

* ISBN-13:  978-1433838620

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

Poor Avi avocado is an emotional mess.  He is always worrying about something.  His world consists of constant "what if's"! He is so consumed with his fears that he is often paralyzed and is afraid to attempt anything that may frighten him. 

One day his world changes.  He hears an unfamiliar sound outside of his window.  Whatever could it be?  THUMP! THUD!  He freezes and terror seizes the pit in his stomach.   Is Avi brave enough to find the source of these loud clunks?  The "what ifs" kick in and days pass by but Avi keeps thinking about the round and worrisome thing just outside his window.  

 FinallyAvi steels himself, fills himself with courage, and the mission to discover and solve the thudding sound puzzle begins.  Will he be successful? 

Luckily Avi is able to boost his self-confidence with the help of friends and he learns how to deal with his social anxiety that is consuming his life.  Determined...he vows no more self-pit-y-ing... he's  going to be an overcomer.  Good for him! 

This book when shared will spark conversations to help kids normalize  and manage anxiety.  It encourages kids to seek help from others around them.  "Avocado Feels a Pit Worried" empowers, inspires and teaches kids how to be achievers.  The story is not only engaging it is also educational.  The illustrations are wonderful and I highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Brenda S. Miles, PhD is a clinical pediatric neuropsychologist who works with children, teens, and families. She blends brain science with creativity to build programs and resources that support learning and mental health. Dr. Miles lives near Toronto, Canada. Visit @psych4thought on Instagram.

About the Illustrator

When Monika was a little girl she never wanted to grow up and she wanted to make children's books. One day, she simply decided to pack her bags and move to the UK to study art. In 2011 she completed a BA with Hons in Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. Soon after that, she moved to Cambridge and in 2014 successfully completed Master's degree in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts. Monika now lives and works in her hometown, Torun, Poland.

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