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Skeletina and the In-Between World

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Kind story of dealing with worries has great illustrations.

Cartoonish skeleton girl on a swing with ghosts

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age 4+

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age 4+

A Perfect Tool for Conquering Nightmares

I love the book and its art, but mostly that I can talk about nightmares and "monsters" with my kids combining imagination, adventure, and self-empowerment, one of the book's greatest strengths lies in its ability to address children's fears in a gentle and engaging way. The book's illustrations are beautifully crafted, breathing life into the story and enhancing the reader's immersion in the In-Between World. Skeletina's extraordinary adventures in this mystical world not only provide a thrilling narrative but also offer valuable lessons for young readers.

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This picture book's engaging, energetic, illustrations draw in young readers with kindness and empathy, and easily convey to young readers the complex idea of an in-between world. Skeletina and the In-Between World is a wonderful way to start conversations about managing anxiety, missing people we care about, and other things that weigh on young kids' minds. The story is a bit meandering, but the messages of courage, love, and the power of our own thoughts come through with clarity.

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