Pilar is worried about a dance audition, plus some other worries about what others will think of her in school. In the story, we see her pausing to take a breath, using positive self-talk, and finding something that feels so good that when she does it, her worries melt away.

While Pilar uses coping tools throughout the story, I think there’s also an opportunity to ask the children you’re reading it with for their suggestions on what else she could say to herself! I recommend this for 1st-3rd grades.