Title: What if...? Author and Illustrator: Anthony Browne Published: October 3rd 2013 by Doubleday Childrens Format: Hardcover, 32 pages Genre: Children's Ages: Age Range: 5 - 8 years; Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
Helping children overcoming their fears can be hard on both the child and the parent. In the book, What If...? By Anthony Browne, young Joe is invited to a party at his friend’s house but he has lost the invitation and does not know which house he is to go to. As both Mom and Joe walk down the street in hopes of finding the festivities, Joe begins to vocalize his fears.
Of course, Joe comes up with all sorts of reasons for giving up and going home, but Mom is patient and when at last they reach their destination, it is Mom that just might be having second thoughts.
This is an excellent book for both parent and child when an upcoming event is causing anxiety and you both want to be reassured that everything will work out just fine.