Book Review: I Feel Anxious by Aleks Harrison

Moving to a new home is a big and joyful event in Max’s life.
What now awaits him in his new school? 
            Will his new teacher be kind? 
            Will he have any new friends? 
He does not know this, and these thoughts do not give him peace and instill in his heart anxiety before the unknown. Fortunately, his parents are there to teach Max how to overcome anxiety, and the first day of school brings a lot of joy.

I Feel Anxious is a good story about how difficult it is sometimes for a child to cope with anxiety and how happy it is when everything is over. After reading this charming story, the child will learn what anxiety looks like, what to do if all thoughts are occupied with experiences.

Book Details:

  • A great way to explain to your child what anxiety is 
  • Find out why anxiety feels this way
  • How to Stop Anxiety from getting out of control
  • Solutions that help children deal with their feelings in healthier ways
  • The printed version includes COLORING PAGES

Even if you’ve tried everything, this book is perfect for a deeper understanding of children’s anxiety and how to help children control their anxiety. We highly recommend it for preschoolers, elementary school students, and toddlers. This is a great addition to the toolkit for parents, teachers, and counselors.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Max’s family is moving and he’s excited but once they get there, he feels anxious about going to a new school. His parents tell him to draw a picture of how he is feeling, and he does a good job of that. It also makes him feel better.

Everyone at his new school is nice and welcoming, but when he starts to feel a little anxious, he draws a picture of his family to help himself feel better. It really works!

When he gets home, he’s happy to hear that his mom was anxious too on her first day at work. They both feel a lot better now that they have that first day under their belts!

I Feel Anxious is presented in rhymes, and the illustrations are bright and colorful. The rhyming and illustrations will keep the attention of children. Books like this one are great. They are not only books that children want to read, but they teach as well.

About the Author

Aleks Harrison is a father of two children and the author of a series of children’s books about emotions and self-regulation methods. Alex writes books that help parents and teachers raise attentive, socially, and emotionally aware children.

The author collaborates with the best illustrators who help create exciting, fun, and inspiring books for children of all ages and their parents.

To contact the author, write to the following e-mail address: