Find out what happens when you learn to let down your guard, be yourself, and open up to friendship in this encouraging tale about a boy and a school full of ogres and dragons.
It's Edward's first day of knight school and he's scared of what's to come. He puts on his armor and prepares for battle. After all, it's sure to be terrifying with all those creatures about. Sure enough, he spends all day surrounded by scary ogres and fearsome dragons. Then, one of them offers him some of her lunch!
With this gesture of friendship, Edward is inspired to take a chance and remove his armor. He soon realizes that maybe things aren't as bad as they first seemed and in fact, his armor was holding him back. As he learns to let his guard down, magic and fun await and Edward finds that the dragons and ogres he feared are actually just like him.
The Battle is a story that every child can relate to and teaches kids that perception and attitude are vitally important. If we let down our guard, put our fears aside, and allow ourselves to live in the moment, magic just might happen. Imaginative, bold and inspiring, this is the perfect companion for any child worried about starting school.
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 249 x 260 mm
Fears of new situations like the first day of school can make children shy, worried, and keen to keep to themselves. The battle to keep up a protective front or 'armour' is a challenging one, preventing friendships and positive connections. This story shows these universal fears in a fun way, with a dragons, kings and Knight School concept. * What book next? *
However you are connecting with your preschoolers this year, include this story in your repertoire for an added dose of confidence. * The Bottom Shelf *
Delivering themes on childhood fears, bravery, perception, friendship and kindness, it is a gentle tale of learning to have courage and finding the joy in life's experiences. So, throw down your weapons for The Battle and you will be victorious! Highly recommended for preschool and primary-aged little 'battlers'. * Just Write for Kids *
As I poured through The Battle, I was overcome with just how well it explored anxiety when starting school in a way that children will grasp that was also fun. * Little Big Reads *
The Battle by Ashling Kwok and Cara King has used the analogy of going into battle to show how when we are nervous or worried we often 'layer' ourselves in armour. In this story children will see that when we put on too much armour, we often think the world is a lot more scary than it really is and it's only when we start to take it off that we see that most people feel just like we do. * Educate Empower *
Gentle language and genial images join forces in The Battle to lead the readers to victory. In the process, youngsters discover that if they let down their guard, they have a chance to find real happiness. * Buzz Words *
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