Alex and the Scary Things
40 pages, 8 x 8
17 full colour illustrations
Release Date:21 Feb 2015

Alex and the Scary Things

A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Alex is an alligator who has experienced 'scary' things. Inthis charmingly illustrated story, he talks about how this affects himand how he copes. By reading about the different parts of Alex thatcome out because of the scary things he has experienced, such as TheDestroyer when he is angry, Spacey when he dissociates, and Puddleswhen he is sad, children will learn to recognise when they experiencedifficult emotions and develop strategies for coping them. Suitable forchildren aged approximately 4 to 8 years.

Melissa Moses is an assistant psychologist at McLeanHospital. She has a private practice in Belmont, Massachusetts andspecializes in treating survivors of trauma and the treatment ofsubstance use disorders. Alison MacEachern has aprivate practice where she does art therapy, working primarily withchildren and adolescents and is co-president of the New England ArtTherapy Association.
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