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But What If?

A book about feeling worried


Daisy’s family is moving, and Daisy is very worried. What if she doesn’t like her new home? What if her cat runs away? What if her new teacher isn’t nice? A conversation with her grandpa helps Daisy learn that many worries don’t come true—and if one does, someone will be there to help her solve the problem.

But What If? uses simple, easy-to-read text to address worry in children and introduce coping skills. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.

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Hardcover $12.99 24446 Hardcover 24446 $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-57542-444-6
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 4–8
Guided Reading Level: I
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 7.75" x 9.5"
Page Count: 28

Praise for the series
“The Our Emotions and Behavior series offer[s] young children and their caregivers help with hard-to-manage feelings and inappropriate actions . . . The simple texts are direct, and the endings are consistently upbeat . . . These purposeful books will be useful in many libraries.”—Booklist

“These are excellent titles for children who need help expressing their feelings and they will be a bonus in any guidance counselor’s arsenal.”—School Library Journal

“Enthusiastically recommended for parents as well as school and library children’s collections.”—Midwest Book Review

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