The Bright Spot
A Story About Overcoming Anxiety
Aimee Chase, Sakshi Mangal
- 32 Pages
- October 18, 2022
- ISBN: 9781510768710
- Trim Size: 8.5in x 8.5in x 0in
“A sweet and sensitive story about how tricky moments and overwhelming feelings can feel not so tricky and not so overwhelming when you have a bright spot to follow. Aimee Chase’s cleverly melodic writing style makes The Bright Spot a special book that shows kids they are never alone in their feelings and offers them the tools to manage anxious moments.” —Monica Sweeney, bestselling author of How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow and Can You Yawn Like a Fawn?: A Help-Your-Child-to-Sleep Book
Stuck in your worries? Bright ideas are everywhere!
Lexi is all about rules and schedules, so when the first day of school brings unwelcome surprises (like a giant hairball on her favorite new dress), she starts to get anxious. Before her confidence shrinks to zero and her worries spin out of control, a friendly bright spot appears and shines its light on everyday tools and strategies for overcoming anxiety. Thanks to the glowing personality and positive vibes of her adorable new friend, nothing can stop Lexi from facing the day like the champion she truly is.
With beautiful illustrations and a glint of humor, school-aged children will love seeing themselves in this tale of triumph over adversity. The Bright Spot is both a teaching tool and a heartwarming story of pushing through uncomfortable moments, managing anxiety, and becoming your own best guide.
Sakshi Mangal grew up in Mumbai, India where she developed a passion for bringing fantastic worlds to life through her art and her books. Since graduating with an MA in Children’s book illustration in 2016 from the Cambridge school of Art, she has been living and working out of her studio in Vancouver, Canada. When she is not scribbling, she loves to spend time with her family, cook, shop, hike, and travel the world.
“Bright Spot achieves something really difficult, making a complex emotional theme accessible and fun for young children. The clever rhymes and colorful illustrations make a great bedtime read. But more importantly, the character of 'Bright Spot' teaches children practical tools to deal with anxious feelings. " —John Olson, co-author of Fitting In