I Love You, Monster!

I Love You, Monster!

By Raina Hassan

Illustrated by Dane Eisenbart

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages 2-9 ‎

Playful Magpie

Hardcover ~ Ebook

When a child finds a monster under their bed, they have a big decision to make: react with fear and hate or love and playfulness?

I Love You, Monster! helps children learn to acknowledge and befriend their fears, set healthy boundaries, and build social-emotional skills like compassion, courage, and flexibility.

This 32-page, hardcover children’s book with full-color illustrations was written by a therapist, mom, and educator. The rhyming verses and whimsical illustrations make it appealing to younger children, while the thematic metaphor of the monster offers more advanced teaching opportunities for older children. “I Love You, Monster!” offers a tool for parents, caregivers, therapists, and educators to help children learn how to identify and acknowledge their fears, as well as set healthy boundaries. It has a Mindfulness-based approach to teach social-emotional skills such as compassion, courage, curiosity, empathy, flexibility, and self-connection. The book offers flexible content that is suitable for children ages 2-9 and the high-quality content has been reviewed by child therapists, parents, and early education specialists. A free downloadable reading guide with discussion questions and activities is available at playfulmagpie.com.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

An absolutely amazing book! Helping children overcome their fears – whether it’s the monster under the bed or not feeling as if they are good enough. This book is great for all ages. The book is told in rhymes making it fun to read. There Illustrations are stunning! You can also download free conversation questions from the website, to help your child better understand their fears and how to handle them. The author does an amazing job at creating a book with more than one meaning – depending on the age group. Definitely one you’ll want to check out!

About The Author

Raina Hassan is a mixed race mental health therapist, writer, educator, and mom living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of the children’s book “I Love You, Monster!” and has worked as a mental health therapist in private practice since 2013. She teaches for Portland State University and is past president of the Oregon Counseling Association.

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Huge thanks to Raina for my gifted copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. To get your hands on this amazing book just click the link below! Remember to get the downloadable content from the website!

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Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!


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