“When Molly Drew Dogs,” by Deborah Kerbel is a unique children’s picture book about “…a pack of stray dogs [who] moved into Molly Akita’s head.” The story is about the power of imagination, creativity, and art on mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, etc.
Molly is struggling in school and has a hard time focusing because of the stray dogs in her head that she is always drawing and coloring. Her teacher and tutor become frustrated when they cannot keep her focus and she becomes afraid. This is a good book for kids with similar issues from traumatic events such as the loss of a parent or divorce.
The book is also a parable for parents and caregivers teaching us the power of art in a child’s life and how it can bring peace and healing to them. This was an excellent book!
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