SLJ Review of My Emergency
What do you do when something scary happens? Aiming to prepare children for health crises and alarming situations where emotions run high, each situation presented is explained in easy-to-understand terms with photographs that are realistic without causing readers undue stress.
There are diverse people depicted in these situations – each experiencing their respective emergency. The best inclusion here is that of autistic distress, which is addressed with helpful, factual information and without stigma.
VERDICT: Families looking to prepare themselves for health emergencies that children might personally experience can rely on these books to help alleviate stress with age-appropriate explanations.