Combining simple story lines with engaging illustrations, this appealing book speaks directly to younger children. It helps kids realize that fear is a natural reaction to the unknown, and can be overcome with understanding and a little help from others. Kids are often afraid of doctors and dentistsuntil they learn that examinations are for their benefit and that discomforts are both slight and brief. All boys and girls need to do is tell the doctor what makes them afraid, and he will treat them more gently. Fear of the dark can be turned into a game, and fear of storms will melt away when kids gaze out the window to watch the beauty of lightning in a darkened sky. Other fears are examined and ways are described to overcome them. They include fear of nightmares, fear of animals, fear of water, and even fear of loud noises. Full-color illustrations on every page, and a two-page section of guidelines for parents make this an ideal book to inspire family discussions.