“Be Mindful of Monsters” is an early reader created to help children understand and cope with powerful emotions. The book follows Ezzy, a gender-neutral nine-year-old whose feelings of anger, sadness and worry have grown into monsters. With a compelling story and diverse characters, the book explores the challenges and benefits of accepting uncomfortable emotions. “Be Mindful of Monsters” is designed for use in a therapy setting or at home.
The book is a collaboration between child therapist Lauren Stockly and illustrator Ellen Surrey. This may be the pair’s first published work together, but their partnership began in Kindergarten when they began writing and illustrating as a team. They have since refined their talents and couldn’t be more pleased to share this collaboration rooted in lifelong friendship.