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    Available in PDF Format | You've Got Dragons.pdf | English
    Kathryn Cave(Author)
You've Got Dragons is a tale that aims to allay childhood fears.

"... a picturebook parable about how to face and overcome your fears which is both humorous and elegant... everyone who reads it will feel more secure." - Sunday Times "Cave entertains and provokes in equal measure... Like the text, Maland's detailed, delicately crosshatched illustrations are funny and poignant." - --Glasgow Herald --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Book details

  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Kathryn Cave(Author)
  • Peachtree Publishers (July 2003)
  • English
  • 3
  • Education Studies & Teaching
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  • By Lit Chick on 10 March 2004

    When we first read this book together my 5-year-old daughter was struggling to muster confidence in any new surroundings: she loved school and old friends' houses were fine, but she couldn't bring herself to go to parties and clung to my legs when going to tea with the new friends she'd made at school. It was tough for both of us."You've Got Dragons" is perfect for any kid with this problem, and indeed for all young kids as we expect them to deal with so many new situations all the time, without realising how daunting that can be. After reading this book and discussing it my daughter at last had a way to understand her fears and, just as importantly, she had a name for them. If she had a 'dragon' (a concern or fear of something) she could now tell me easily, and let me know exactly how worried she felt by telling me how big that dragon was. And she was quite pleased to find out that grown-ups have dragons too.Very soon afterwards she proudly announced that one of her worst dragons simply wasn't there any more, and friends have commented how much more confident she seems. This book probably wasn't the only source of this confidence but it really helped her understand what was going on which is a valuable first step.Every household with small children should own a copy.

  • By G. Taylor on 23 June 2011

    A very wise and kind friend lent me this book when my 9 year old was experiencing anxiety over an impending house move. Lots of cuddles, hot chocolate, and a beautifully written and illustrated book later, and both child and mum felt stronger to face the changes ahead.It explains in language that children (of all ages) can understand about the wriggly feeling in your stomach and the lurking 'something' in the corner of the room which should be acknowledge, named and never ignored! It gave us the language to talk about the move and it genuinely helped my child to overcome her fears. She told me last week (post move) 'I don't fear the moving-house dragon anymore', and I shall be always thankful for that, and the friend who lent it to us.(Incidentally, it has also helped mum with some scary deadlines and impending interviews!)I really recommend it.

  • By Dominique White on 23 January 2009

    We turn to this wonderful book on days when we know we have to face one of our fears. We turn to this book when we discover, quite out of the blue, that something we once feared is now not scarey in the slightest. We turn to this book when we want to laugh at the Maths teacher being gobbled up by a dragon. We turn to this book when we feel we are the only ones carrying around an enormous load on our backs.I cannot thank the authors enough for this wonderful resource and the friend who gave "You've Got Dragons" to me (not my son) as a present years ago.

  • By CalP on 5 August 2014

    I am a teacher and SENCO. We use this book in school to work with Children who are worried, upset or angry about something. The story itself is lovely and the messages in the book can be very powerful. I would recommend this book.

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