Storm buddies wold be the perfect gift for a child with anxiety. The plush toys are high quality and the zip up cloud they come in is super soft. It’s a wonderful comfort item to take to bed in times of stormy weather. All of my children loved the three animals and took turns playing with Pope’s plush characters. We highly recommend the full set of book with the toys, as even our older children enjoyed each animal and the theme and message of the story.
Storms can represent a sudden and frightening change in the environment. They’re noisy and disruptive and can rattle more than windows. If you’ve ever had a child in your family who has been frightened by storms, you’ll be interested in Melissa Pope’s solution. Her own son had that problem and eventually, she found a way to help kids cope. She shares it through her new book Storm Buddies, and the plush stuffed animals themselves in their cloud pillow. Melissa spent a number of years as a teacher and that made it easier to identify with them and write the book.
You can hear our interview with her by clicking on the podcast below.