Overview
Many young children refuse to speak when in unfamiliar situations, a condition called elective mutism. In this gentle story, Anna stops speaking when she starts kindergarten until her parents and a therapist patiently help her overcome her anxiety.
About the Author
Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychology, Graduate School, and Director of Training, Division of Psychological Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is the author of Help Your Child Get the Most Out of School, Teach Your Child to Behave: Disciplining With Love from 2 to 8 Years, and many other books and articles on the treatment of childhood problems.
About the Illustrator
Judith Friedman is an award-winning illustrator of children's books who lives in Western Springs, Illinois.
Reviews & Awards
A welcome addition to children's bibliotherapy literature…provides comfort and reassurance for the children as well as guidance for their parents…I plan to keep copies of the book for use at my office and recommend it to parents and teachers of young children.
—Jo Ann L. Cook, EdD, Developmental and School Psychologist, Winter Park, Florida