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Nellie in Knots: The Dog Olympics

With Techniques and Tips for Managing Anxiety

116 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Hilarious, heartwarming, and secretly packed with tipsfrom a clinical psychologist, the second book in the Nellie in Knots seriesis the perfect read for fearful kids.

Since overcoming her anxiety and appearing in the schooltalent show, things had been going well for Nellie. She’s come the leadchoreographer for the after-school dance club, she’s been having weeklysleepovers at her grandparents, and she’s part of the Sparkle Club, where she,Emmie, and Carly help other kids in the neighborhood.

But recently, when she was walking home from school, a big,fluffly, goldendoodle in a jeans jacket, named Rufus broke off his leash and chasedher down the street. Now she’s terrified of dogs to the point that she won’twalk outside, stay for the after-school dance club, or sleepover her grandparents’house. Worse yet, she’d been training her grandparents’ dog, Gus, to compete inthe local dog Olympics and he won’t be able to go if they don’t keeppracticing.

Don’t worry, with the help of Dr. Neederberger, the SparkleClub, Nellie’s family, and the entire neighborhood, Nellie is soon back to herbetter self.

“Nellie is a treasure whodeserves to find a home on every bookshelf!!!  She is so beautifullyrelatable, and her life experiences will help even the most anxious child feelthat they are no longer alone. This is an incredible gift for any individualwho has felt the sting of rejection or a sense of being different. I cannotwait to watch Nellie grow up and share more of her life-changing trials andtribulations!”—Melissa Bernstein, author of LifeLines andcreator of Melissa and Doug Toys, review of Nellie in Knots: Talent ShowTrouble

Author-psychologist Amy Neeren, PhD, weaves in practicaltips and practices to help kids take control of their own fears and anxiety.