Awesome Dawson Has Big Emotions

Awesome Dawson knows one thing for sure- he has BIG emotions. Bigger than the whole world!

Author: Julia Cook In Consultation with: Dr. Rebeca Chow
Illustrator: Dale Crawford
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**2024 Counselor's Choice Award Winner!**

Who’s the boss? Awesome Dawson or his BIG emotions?

When Dawson is told to turn off the TV and go to bed, he huffs and puffs and kicks the couch. He’s not ready for bed just yet. When Dawson is told to put his shoes on for school, he shouts and pouts. He’d rather stay home and build stuff with Dad. When Dawson sees Harvey, his best bud, he leaps high in the air and then comes crashing down on him. And when Dawson spills paint all over his most-favorite shirt, he panics and gasps for breath. He fears his shirt is ruined.      

Dawson experiences lots of strong emotions – anger, sadness, excitement, and worry. Each one feels gigantic. Can he, with the help of a caring teacher, find a way to harness those emotions in a safe, healthy way? Or will Dawson’s biggest feelings be the boss of him?        

Bestselling author Julia Cook and renowned play therapist Dr. Rebeca Chow team up in this colorful, empowering story about how to stop emotions from spinning out of control. A special page written by Dr. Chow, who is a clinical counselor and registered play therapist, offers practical strategies parents and educators can use to help children manage their big emotions.     

This is the second title in the Awesome Dawson series, which includes Awesome Dawson, It’s Not Your Turn.    

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Julia Cook is an award-winning author and highly sought-after speaker. A former teacher and school counselor, her popular children’s stories help young readers learn to use social skills and develop healthy relationships. She has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, Teacher's Choice Award, and her books have been honored by The National Parenting Center and Mom’s Choice Awards, and the Autism Network. Her most recent titles include a revised second edition of Decibella and Her 6 Inch Voice, Herman Jiggle: Just Be You!, and The “I” in Integrity.

Published by Boys Town Press
ISBN: 979-8-88907-009-2
Juvenile Fiction
Full Color Illustrations
31 pages
Softcover, 9"x9"
Grades PreK-5; Ages 4-11
Lexile Measure: 520L