“I love this book! I've been searching for a while for a book series that would address mental health concerns among school-aged children, and this book was right on time. I've read this book to my son, and it helped him to understand anxiety and worrying. It also helped him learn to use coping skills to work through his anxiety. A big WIN! I look forward to the rest of the series.”
— C. Creighton, Amazon customer
“Good book for children to read, it gives a clear issue that they can relate to, then provides a clear solution to pursue that is available to almost all children. I also like the message of sharing your concerns and trusting others with them.”
— Sarah Fairbank, Amazon customer
“I love it...we need to be educated about mental health in our communities”
— Amazon customer
About the Book
Bichon the Brave is the first book of the Helping Hound series. The main purpose of this book is to provide a fun and informative way of discussing childhood mental health conditions. Specifically, this book talks about anxiety among elementary-aged children. It also seeks to help them identify practical solutions for their dilemma.
In this book, anxiety hinders Bichon from living a normal life. Instead of doing the things that most pups his age does, Bichon is reluctant because of his anxiety. With the help of his friends, he soon works on it and finds a practical solution to help himself get over it.
With anxiety as one of the biggest mental health concerns among children, this book is helpful for both children and their parents.
“My favorite thing about the carnival is all the cotton candy, candy apples, and my most favorite of all are the funnel cakes,” said Bambino the Boxer.
“No I don’t think you guys get it. I get really, really nervous. My paws start to sweat, my heart beats really fast, I feel like I can’t breathe, and I just want to be home with my family,” said Bichon.
Tyke was right, Mr. Labbs understood and knew just what to do.