Written after the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen is an invaluable tool for helping children identify feelings that overwhelm them with anxiety and despair. Author Christy Monson guides readers through emotions of fear, sadness, and anger, then lends constructive and practical ideas for how to manage such feelings and seek comfort. Lori Nawyn’s engaging illustrations help young children understand that hope is only a hug away.
Christy Monson is an author and retired family therapist who worked that last thirty years helping families and marriages succeed.
Lori Nawyn is an author, illustrator, graphic designer, and photographer. Her award-winning fiction and non-fiction reflect her desire to help others recognize their own unique strengths and abilities, and overcome adversity to live full and happy lives.
Age Range:5 - 10 years
Grade Level:Kindergarten +
Publisher:Familius; First edition (August 15, 2013)