Author(s): Emma Pascoe
Elaine feels scared of everything, and she doesn't always know why . . . but she doesn't want to miss out on all the exciting things her friends get to do. Luckily for Elaine, her best friend Lou is here to help! One in five Kiwi children will have been diagnosed with some form of anxiety disorder by the age of 19 (Source: Mental Health Foundation NZ). Children need to know that these feelings of anxiety, while uncomfortable, are not uncommon and can be overcome. They are not alone. "The Girl Who Was Scared of Everything" is based on debut author and illustrator Emma Pascoe's personal experiences of anxiety and depression.