Ruby is afraid of dogs, Andy doesn’t like to go in the pool, Dan doesn’t want the nurse to touch his bruised knee, and Josh is afraid to go on stage in front of people. These friends learn that when something scares them, they can take a deep breath and feel brave enough to get through their ordeals. This cheerful and reassuring story shows that positive coping skills can help kids deal with being afraid, and children can be brave even when things seem scary. The book also includes a two-page series of pictures that invites kids to tell a story in their own words. A special section for adults suggests discussion questions and ideas for guiding children to talk about their feelings. Ideal for home and K–3 classroom settings.