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Blossom Plays Possum: (because She’s Shy)


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Ask me my name?
Want me to play?
Call on me in class?
I say nothing and hope no one will see me. I call that playing possum. It’s my way of being shy.

Blossom wants to speak up in class, and she wants to spend time with friends at lunch and at recess. She also loves to jam on her flute, make glitter glam headbands, and recite poetry… but you might not know that, because Blossom is also very shy!

She wants to participate in school and with friends, but whenever she tries, she freezes up and plays possum instead. And playing possum is not the best way to make friends!

With some gentle encouragement from her peers and her music teacher, Blossom learns that taking risks usually isn’t as bad as she fears, and can have a big payoff. She might still be shy, but she’s getting better at putting herself out there and having fun.

Includes a Note to Parents and Other Caregivers by Julia Martin Burch, PhD, with more information on the cognitive-behavioral strategies Blossom uses to cope with shyness and ways to encourage your own shy child.

Author: Milliken, Lyndsay Nicole, Illustrator: McDonnell, Janet

Topic: Psychology
Media: Book
ISBN: 1433827352
Language: English
Pages: 32

Additional information

Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 10.2 × 8.3 × 0.3 in


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