Lovable monsters and books to help children learn to embrace and express their emotions.
-Although Nola lives in a beautiful world she sometimes has trouble seeing that her friends are right in front of her.
Nola, the cuddly green Monster of Loneliness lives in a world of sunny skies and beautiful landscapes but she’s missing one thing… a friend. Her wide-eyed stare and squooshy tummy make her an ideal candidate for hugs and kisses. She also sports the signature WorryWoo belly button made for tickles. She would love to be your best friend!!
- Themes: Loneliness, Discovery, Connection, Separation, Friendship
-Rue, The Monster of Insecurity, thinks his nose is too big and wishes he looked different. Rue needs to be reminded he looks beautiful just the way he is.
Rue the irresistible Monster of Insecurity hides behind flowers because he thinks he is different. He doesn’t realize that his unusual features make him interesting. He thinks that his nose just doesn't "fit" with his shaggy hair, cheese curl ears and fluffy wings. How silly! What he needs is a little encouragement. Won't you tell him he is perfect just the way he is?
- Themes: Insecurity, Self Acceptance, Perception, Confidence
-While Fuddle, The Monster of Confusion, loves to try new things, she gets overwhelmed by all the choices that surround her. So instead of making a choice, Fuddle gives up and chooses nothing at all.
Fuddle, the flighty Monster of Confusion can never make up her mind. It’s as though you can see her thinking aloud; Do... Don’t... Up... Down... Yes… No. She’s so confused about making decisions. All she needs is a pat on the back and a few positive words. Wouldn’t you like to whisper in her ear “Go for it"?
- Themes: Indecision, Confusion, Uncertainty, Self-Confidence
Squeek, The Monster of Innocence, is scared to step outside of his bubble. He dreams of all the things he could do if he could just take that big step.
As you can see by the look on his face, he’s shy and needs you to introduce him to the world. Just hold him in your arms and describe everything to him. You can be his teacher and show him all the fun things that are special in your life. Oh, and don’t forget, he’s the pip- “squeek” of the bunch so be gentle!
- Themes: Change, Dependency, Trust and Growth
Twitch, The Monster of Frustration, tries hard to not let his frustrations get the better of him. But when they do, this lovable character responds with a monstrous attitude which alienates him from everyone.
He tries hard to do everything right, but when something doesn’t go his way he stomps, yells and quickly gives up! If only Twitch could see that giving up is not the answer. Maybe you can offer Twitch some positive ways to deal with his frustration.
- Themes: Frustration, Self-Control, Emotional Awareness Growth
Zelly, the Monster of Envy is never happy with what he has. He becomes so focused on what others have that he doesn’t notice what is right in front of him: good friends, lots of love and tons of attention.
What Zelly needs is someone to teach him the ABCs of appreciation. You can begin by explaining how caring and sharing are related. Then introduce Zelly to someone you care for and share his story with them!
- Themes: Envy, Jealousy, Appreciation, Greed, Sharing, Friendship, Emotional Awareness