Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Fantastic Fin Faces His Fears by Jessica Bowers and sharing my review today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my lovely copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
Come and join Fantastic Fin as he grows his courage by embodying various inspiring characters and animals to face his fears!
Teachers, Parents and Carers can access the free Fantastic Fin Teaching Resource Pack available from the author’s website.
This is the first book in a series supporting children’s mental health by well-being author and psychotherapist Jessica Bowers. Ideal for children age 4-7.
The lovely rhyming style throughout made this book a real pleasure to read. I sat down with my two children to read this book and they both enjoyed finding out the different ways that Fin overcame his fears. I thought it was lovely the way Fin gained courage using his imagination and creativity. The vocabulary used throughout was also easy to understand and perfect for my six year old and eight year old.
Fantastic Fin Faces His Fears has a little bit of everything from dinosaurs to spies and even a superhero. This definitely helped to give the story an even more engaging feel. I thought this worked brilliantly at portraying a fun and different way children can take steps to gain courage in facing their fears. This book was also great at using various everyday situations to highlight common fears and how Fin then used his imagination to overcome them.
At the end of Fantastic Fin Faces His Fears there is a helpful fact file. This could be great to use alongside the story as a talking point with your child. This might make things easier to chat about how normal it is to feel fear over certain things. There is also a tips for parents section which I found very useful too. It’s safe to say that both the story and the fun, bright illustrations were a hit with us. Fantastic Fin Faces His Fears is a wonderful story. We all thoroughly enjoyed reading this fun, engaging and helpful tale!
Jessica is a well-being writer with an extensive background in supporting both young people and adults with their emotional well-being and mental health. Jessica is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist who trained at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. Prior to this, she worked for over 10 years with young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Jessica consults with and writes for the wonderful Storytime Magazine, for their emotional well-being and mental health content. She has written a collection of well-being themed children’s picture books for 4-7 year olds, and Fantastic Fin Faces his Fears is her debut book. She has also developed some school workshops which offer emotional education aswell as offering author visits to read her books and poetry to EYFS and KS1 children. Jessica develops free activity and teaching resource packs around emotions and well-being themes which are available from her website at www.jessicabowers.co.uk .
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