Children at different ages are afraid for different reasons. According to developmental psychologist Jean Piaget, kids aged two to seven are afraid of things not based on reality. This is one reason why debut author Maha Huneidi wrote, When Monsters Get Lonely.
Huneidi began writing When Monsters Get Lonely and later found out her granddaughter was afraid of monsters. “It was not about my granddaughter at all, but when I heard that she was afraid of monsters, it quickly became all about her. I wanted to empower her to take charge of her fear,” remarks Huneidi. “I sent my son a copy of When Monsters Get Lonely in a word file, with illustrations, just before I submitted it for publishing in April. Hanaa’s parents immediately began reading it to her … Now, she sometimes tells her mother, ‘the monster touched my neck, but I made friends with him.'” more…
By VS Grenier, BLOGCRITICS.ORG
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