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Disappointment Dragon: Learning to Cope With Disappointment (For All Children and Dragon Tamers, Including Those with Asperger Syndrome)

by K I Al-Ghani
Pub Date:
12/2013
ISBN:
9781849054324
Format:
Hbk 64 pages
Price:
AU$35.99 NZ$37.38
Product Status: In Stock Now
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When things don't go our way, the Disappointment Dragon can come to visit and take us down to his home in the Valley of Despair...

The Disappointment Dragon sometimes comes to see us all and, if we let him, he can make us feel sad or angry. He visits Bobby when he is not picked for the school football team, he also finds Lucinda when she has to miss an exciting school trip because she has the Chicken Pox. He even tries to take the whole of Class Three down to the Valley of Despair when their favourite teacher moves away. Will the Dragon of Hope be able to chase away the Disappointment Dragon and help them see things more positively?

The fun characters in this charming, fully illustrated storybook will help children to cope with, and discuss openly, their feelings of disappointment. There are many creative suggestions on how to banish the Disappointment Dragon and an introduction for adults explaining disappointment in children and how they can help.

Introduction. The Disappointment Dragon. The Disappointment Dragon and Making the Team. The Disappointment Dragon and the Chicken Pox. The Disappointment Dragon and Goodbye Miss Robinson. How to Banish the Disappointment Dragon.

This book is much more than a picture book for children...The author's intention is to model for children how to manage complex emotions such as disappointment... The book includes information for adults and a list of techniques for children that teachers, parents and professionals will find helpful.... The stories in the book could beused by parents and professionals as a tool to support children in exploring their own experiences of disappointment and other emotions. The colourful descriptive examples not only bring the story alive, but give examples of when disappointment may arise so children can then link back to their own experience.

K. I. Al-Ghani is a specialist Advisory teacher. Inclusion Consultant and Autism Trainer, with over 35 years experience in education. She is currently a specialist teacher for inclusion support and is involved with training professionals, students and parents in aspects of ASD. As an international author and mother of a son with ASD, she has spent the last 25 years researching the enigma that is autism. Haitham Al-Ghani is 27 years of age. He earned a triple distinction in multimedia studies and was the 2007 winner of the Vincent Lines Award for creative excellence. Haitham is an author, cartoon animator and the illustrator of many children's books.