Elisa’s anxiety is Elisa's twin, except with crazy clothes, bright hair, and blotchy skin. For her, anxiety will always comes first and speak loudly. It makes her feel that she moves in ways that are unnatural and draw attention. Her anxiety tells her that everybody is talking about her and that she always will fail in everything. Elisa wonders why this form of her comes out so often. When she starts to reflect, it is then that she sees herself more clearly, the true Elisa. The true Elisa is able to shine through after she learns that her anxiety does not have to take control! With this book and its companion coloring book, you can join Elisa, relate to her anxiety, walk with her as she learns to cope, then sit down and reflect on what you learned with the coloring book!
This is a good book to help people who are anxious learn how to begin overcoming it. I liked the illustrations, as they made the sometimes extreme effect of anxiety come to form and even make them a bit humorous. As I do not struggle with anxiety, it was a bit hard for me to form a strong opinion of this book. However, I showed it to someone who does and they related instantly to this book - and couldn't wait to color the pages of the companion coloring book with me and talk about how anxiety affects her like Elisa. This book is a great help for kids who struggle with anxiety and who need both the support and help to overcome it.