Frankie's Foibles
32 pages, 6 x 9
18 full-colour illustrations
Release Date:21 Nov 2015

Frankie's Foibles

A Story About a Boy Who Worries

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Frankie is worried. He's worried about his new school, he's
worried about making friends, and he's worried about the bully boys
that wait for him on the corner of the street. But most of all,
he's worried about what might happen if he steps on the cracks in
the pavement. Then Frankie learns about his foibles, the pesky little
creatures that whisper worries in his ear. They are bullies, just like
the boys on the corner. But with a big grin on his face and a little
help from his brand new friend, Frankie discovers that he can learn to
ignore his foibles... and eventually escape his worries for good! This
beautifully illustrated story will appeal to any child age 7+ who
worries, especially those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and
anxiety. Emphasising that we all have worries, it is a great way for
parents and professionals to approach the topic sensitively.
Kath Grimshaw is a writer, illustrator, andchildren's book designer. She has Obsessive Compulsive Disorderand, as a child, she struggled to understand why she felt the way shedid, which inspired her to write this story. Kath studied HumanSciences at Oxford University before pursuing a career inchildren's book publishing.
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