Not SO Scary
The Not SO Scary board book is designed to be a bed-time favorite for ages 0+. The character-driven story teaches emotion vocabulary even before a child is verbal and expands the vocabulary learned from the Emotion Wristbands. The book has 8 Slide Surprise functions which make the reading time fun, interactive and engaging. This is a book children come back to time and time again.
The Not SO Scary cast:
Aunt Andie Ant, Walt Worm King, Betty Bee Queen, Chief Franco Firefly and Maestro Humphrey Hummingbird are designed to be lovable and relatable characters. Hearing the characters talk about how they feel nervous, worried, curious, excited and afraid establishes comfort and confidence within a child, encouraging them to talk about their own emotions. A child is better able to identify their emotions when asked in a way that relates to a story they know, such as, “Remember how Walt Worm felt worried about the strange eggs and how Andie Ant felt nervous? What are you feeling?”
The characters confide in Dr. Spinner Spider, and she offers a different perspective. Her wise words, “What feels SCARY now can be a FUN and not so scary surprise!” prove to be true and the story ends with everyone feeling happy. Use this example in the story to point out that emotions change and it’s useful to consider a positive outcome even amid negative emotions.
The characters’ facial expressions change as your child manipulates the slide surprise pages.
Point out these changes of emotion. The slide function pages foster fine motor skill development as they are specifically designed for little fingers. It is also fun for a child when the reader’s voice varies! Try it with the opposites in the verses: “high and low”, “on and off”, “big and small”, “night to day” and “wet to dry”.