Al-Ghani, K I

The disappointment dragon : learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger syndrome) - London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014 - 63 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. x 23 cm.

Introduction|The Disappointment Dragon|The Disappointment Dragon and making the team|The Disappointment Dragon and the chicken pox|The Disappointment Dragon and goodbye Miss Robertson|How to banish the Disappointment dragon

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"When things don't go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair… The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class Three down to the Valley of Despair when their favourite teacher moves away. Will the Dragon of Hope be able to chase away the Disappointment Dragon and help them see things more positively? The fun characters in this charming, fully illustrated storybook will help children to cope with, and discuss openly, their feelings of disappointment. There are many creative suggestions on how to banish the Disappointment Dragon and an introduction for adults explaining disappointment in children and how they can help." - PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE This is another great picture book by the author of The Red Beast, which rated well with our borrowers. Suitable for children aged from 7 to 12 years of age this book explains that everyone experiences disappointment but that we can all choose how to deal with it.

Al-Ghani not only teaches children through the beautifully illustrated stories but also gives pointers to parents and teachers on strategies they can use when a child is feeling disappointed.

This is a book best read to children as it is quite wordy but don’t be put off by that as the stories are full of positive messages and offer helpful alternatives to children, and adults, in the way they respond to frustration and disappointment.

Recommended reading.



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