This book focuses on a girl who moved to a new country, but it fits for those kids who would move due to their parent's job like military kids. It serves as a wonderful visual representation of the anxiety an immigrant child might be experiencing and hopefully help them recognize that it … How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? Using an allegorical device by anthropomorphizing fear as a co-habitive entity, Me And My Fear explores the very human emotion of our natural tendency to feel trepidation when confronted with the unknown. Gorgeous illustrations and an uplifting lesson about fear and anxiety. We've found this pivotal in explaining the notion of fear to our youngest daughter. So glad to see it reviewed here – it’s important for people to realize that a refugee’s journey doesn’t end when s/he leaves a conflict zone. ... She cares a lot about me and my insecurities (as I am also seeing a therapist for my trust and lack of self esteem issues), and it is absolutely not an ultimatum. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After she finished her studies in Cagliari, the main city of her beloved Mediterranean island (Sardinia) she said goodbye to her family and her cat (Berta) and moved to Germany before and Switzerland after, in order to follow her dream and be able to work as illustrator. When I saw this book, it attracted me right away. Francesca Sanna's art is adorable. Description ; Additional information ; Reviews (0) A heart-warming and relevant new tale from Francesca Sanna, the bestselling author and illustrator of The Journey, about sharing and overcoming one’s fears in a new and unfamiliar home. Fear grows when the child moves to a new country and grows even larger when she has to start school. Refresh and try again. Heights are one of my biggest fears that I have tried numerous of times to get over. Create Lesson Share. It's important to teach them that their mental health doesn't defi. I think, and my mind romps wildly off into the land of worst-case scenarios. It serves as a wonderful visual representation of the anxiety an immigrant child might be experiencing and hopefully help them recognize that it … How can she hope to make friends if she doesn't understand anyone? Can help with self confidence and helping children to overcome their fears. Who knew so many kids feel the same way? And then the fear kicks in. Created by TeachingBooks. This is a book that would be beneficial to any child with the fear of fitting in to a new group or place. ME & MY FEAR Activity Guide Starting back at school can be a scary thing, no matter your age. Her new friend also has a secret fear (don't all children have them?) Although the illustrations in this one aren't my favourite, I think it has the best message I've seen about managing fear, so much so that I'm bumping this up an extra star. I can't help but love picture books that make themes such as mental health and anxiety so accessible to younger children. Fear is her constant companion, manifesting itself in the form of a small white humanesque blob. Fear gets smaller when a classmate reaches out to her and they become friends. Beautiful illustrations and a satisfying narrative arc. Francesca Sanna is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer based in Switzerland. "Fear" is drawn in such a great way, and the use of various sizes of fear is illustrated perfectly. It serves as a wonderful visual representation of the anxiety an immigrant child might be experiencing and hopefully help them recognize that it … Francesca Sanna has done a delightful job of capturing how easy it is to let fear take over and rule one's life. It serves as a wonderful visual representation of the anxiety an immigrant child might be experiencing and hopefully help them recognize that it … – New York Times Book Review. Fear of pushing my partner away. Of course, she is not alone in having fears! So beautifully articulated. When she starts a new school, she discovers something unexpected: every one of her classmates also has a fear, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will be long remembered as a Dumpster fire of a year. When I saw this book, it attracted me right away. It really makes this story come to life. This book focuses on a girl who moved to a new country, but it fits for any child who has moved to a new school. First published in English by Flying Eye Books, Me and My Fear has been translated into 15  languages. Me and My Fear (Book) : Sanna, Francesca : When a young girl has to move countries and start at a new school, her fear tells her to be alone and afraid. Such a great book to follow Sana’a previous book ‘The Journey’, it is really effective in personifying fear and displaying it as a being that wants to stop you in your tracks doing what you want. You can buy a signed copy of Me and My Fear in my shop, or at your favorite local independent bookshop! Sanna does this by personifying the anxiety/fear. Beautiful writing, great message that I think can be applicable to anyone, and impeccable art - it's so lovely and so warm. A book which addresses a challenging topic in a very comforting and empathetic way. Me and My Fear. I love the end where the character realizes that everyone has a fear. and as the friendship grows and our heroine begins to fee. Another one of Sanna's books that I have absolutely fallen in love with. We’ve … This would be a good book to keep on my bookshelf to read him again when he is older and more able to utilize and understand the anxiety message. A lovely read. Francesca Sanna is an Italian illustrator and graphic designer based in Switzerland. OTHER BOOKS. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is a beautifully illustrated book about being the new child in school and the community, and overcoming your fears. A young immigrant girl finds that she is living with fear everywhere she goes - sometimes it's big, sometimes it's small, but it's almost always interfering with her life. I love that the author gives a physical image to fear. Surely no one else feels the same way. [Francesca Sanna] -- When a young girl has to move countries and start at a new school, her fear tells her to be alone and afraid. Alongside the amazing writing, are the beautiful illustrations which are packed with colour and vibrancy. I really loved the illustrations in Francesca Sanna's The Journey (which I included in my list of picture books featuring refugees). DEAR DEIDRE: I WAS about to have sex with my girlfriend when she grabbed her phone and turned the camera on to take explicit pics of me. In this sweet book with awesome illustrations, a child's fear is a visible tangible thing. Her new friend also has a secret fear (don't all children have them?) Following on from The Journey and in answer to many questions from children she met, Sanna tells the story of one of the siblings after they had moved to a new country. Sweet story, great pictures, even some humor. This book perfectly followed the book on Mr. Rogers I just finished. A girl is walking around with fear, and it grows. Story Map Multi-Leveled Lesson. I'm not sure if this was done purposely to create a stark contrast between the dark fear, and the colourful drawings. My only confusion with this book is what age level will understand the message. Beautiful illustrations in a small tale about fear and how it keep us from doing and living. Having a grandchild with severe anxiety, I though this book would be a good one. A beautiful little book about differences, having anxiety and making friends. Flying Eye, $17.95 (40p) ISBN 978-1-911171-53-9. This book focuses on a girl who moved to a new country, but it fits for those kids who would move due to their parent's job like military kids. You know what I did the last time fear struck me? Be the first to ask a question about Me And My Fear. This is a lovely story about a child who has fear all the time. So she decided to come celebrate the New Year with me and my mother in Minnesota once again. Really great for developing social-emotional intelligence and understanding of anxiety/fear. Fear keeps her safe...but it also gets in the way and prevents her from doing things she wants to do. Fear keeps her safe...but it also gets in the way and prevents her from doing things she wants to do. 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