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Pilar's Worries

Victoria M. Sanchez, Jess Golden (Illustrator)


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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.

Praise For Pilar's Worries

"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

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807565469, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2018

About the Author

Victoria M. Sanchez is a writer and working mom who has written children's stories for Highlights magazine. She lives in California with her family. This is her first book.
Jess Golden, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, has illustrated a number of children's books including the Wheels on the Tuk Tuk, Snow Dog Sand Dog, and the Lana’s World early reader series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and dog.