We all have them – Dizzies – those bossy voices that whisper annoying doubts and fears in our ears. They have an irritating way of preventing us from doing some of the things we want to do. Children, in particular, can be susceptible to the Dizzies. Dr. Orly Katz has addressed these fears and doubts with her engaging and interactive rhyming book that both children and parents will appreciate.
Busy Dizzy addresses several common fears that children often experience: Sophie is sad because she misses her mom while at school, David is afraid to join in with the other children at recess and Joe resists participating during class discussions for fear of giving the wrong answer. Dizzy has been quite busy indeed.
When the teacher, Miss Young, admits that even she gets the occasional case of the Dizzies the kids are amazed. She then goes on to tell the children that everyone gets the Dizzies now and then – even Grandpa and Grandma. Miss Young suggests the children draw their Dizzies and sing a song to keep the Dizzies away. There are several pages at the end of the book where readers can name and describe their own Dizzy.
Dr. Orly Katz has written a positive, empowering story for children. Busy Dizzy addresses real issues that affect children in their everyday lives. The story is presented in a fun, encouraging and attractive way. I would highly recommend this book for children of any age, parents, teachers and caregivers.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton