Be Smart, Be Smart! Don't Take it to Heart!
Chedvah felt so hurt!
She looked at her doll. It didn’t look as pretty as it had before. All of a sudden, Chedvah didn’t feel like playing anymore.
This beautifully illustrated story brings children’s feelings to life.
What is a shield? Where is it?
The imaginary shield in the book gives children a sense of control that helps them cope with hurt feelings.
It’s not like the toolbox in your house that holds a hammer and nails and a screwdriver. It’s a toolbox for your mind, body, and emotions.
It includes your thoughts, feelings, and fantasies.
You can take the tool in each of the books in the series and teach yourself how to use it to feel much better!
Chaim Walder Educational advisor, founder, and director of the Child and Family Center of Bnei Brak, Walder is the author of the popular “Kids Speak” series, and winner of the Prime Minister’s Magen HaYeled (Defender of Children) award for his writing and extensive work in education and child development.
Ahuva Raanan With a master’s degree in special education, Raanan is an educational counselor and consultant (counseling parents how to deal with emotional problems and behavioral problems in early childhood), as well as a play therapist and CBT therapist who runs a network of special education kindergartens.
The authors’ first joint projects — Stories Straight from Avi’s Heart and Stories Straight from Mommy’s Heart — quickly became essential books for every home. In this series, Walder and Raanan give children valuable tools to help them deal with their emotions.