A Children's Story and a Parent's Guide
Russell the bear was living a happy life until a massive storm came. The storm causes Russell to think, feel and behave differently. Russell is no longer skateboarding with his friends, his “what if” thoughts stop him from smiling and he is afraid another storm will come. Russell's parents and a diverse set of friends come to Russell's aide and help him out of hiding.
The adorable cast of animal friends share an important message to the readers about living life in the face of adversity. The glossary of “Russell's Worry Words” is an easy-to-read glossary for parents and caregivers.
Maria Catalfamo has worked as a grade school Special Education Teacher and a Clinical Counselor for adolescents. She has over 30 years of work experience aiming to meet the serious needs of the population she is serving. Her integrative approach concentrates on healing relationships, alleviating mental health symptoms, and improving daily functioning.
Jennifer Miles' illustrations capture the whimsical playfulness of childhood. “Jenny” is a self-taught artist and works primarily in watercolor and acrylic medium. However, by day, she is a graphic artist for the homecare industry.