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The Disappointment Dragon: Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome)

$34.54  Hardback
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K I Al-Ghani

  • The Disappointment Dragon
  • The Disappointment Dragon
    From the Red Beast's author, this charming illustrated storybook helps children cope with & discuss, feelings of disappointment.

56 pages
ISBN: 9781849054324

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.

Table of Contents


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.

"The disappointment dragon is Kay Al-Ghani at her best. Through the use of simple and powerful language Kay has crafted a guide for modelling the power of resilience to our children. It isn't often that you find a children's book that is as educational to the parent as it is to the child."
- Brian R. King, clinical social worker, consultant on the autism spectrum and author of Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum: Let's Relate

"This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will help children who experience disappointment, and encourage them to use a range of helpful strategies to manage disappointment. The stories in this beautiful book will allow children to understand that everyone experiences disappointment for a range of reasons, however it is important to learn how to overcome it. Educators, parents and carers will like the helpful information at the end of the book, explaining disappointment in children, and the list of techniques for children to try to banish the Disappointment Dragon. The Disappointment Dragon will be a wonderful companion to Kay Al-Ghani's previous two books The Red Beast and The Panicosaurus."
- Sue Larkey, Autism Spectrum specialist, teacher and author of Making it a Success, Practical Sensory Programmes and Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays