Dr Amita Jassi, Principal Clinical Psychologist, National Specialist OCD, BDD and related disorders clinic, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK, and author of 'Can I tell you about OCD?'
A lovely and accessible book describing how children with OCD feel, the worries they can experience and what OCD makes them do. The story and illustrations depict OCD well, making the point of OCD being like a bully that young people can fight! I would recommend this book to parents, teachers and professionals who want to start a conversation with children about OCD.
Claire Sanders, author of ‘Parenting OCD: Down to Earth Advice From One Parent to Another’
Frankie's Foibles is a charmingly written book about a little boy who faces the difficulties of OCD. Easy to read and accessible to a younger child, I can see it being very helpful to broach the subject of confronting OCD in a way that doesn't seem overwhelming. This book shows OCD as the curable illness it really is, and explains how fighting the "foibles" should be done. Warm, friendly and reassuring, Frankie's Foibles takes the fear out of OCD.
Mel ThomsettSensory Smart
A great book to reassure anxious children they aren't alone with this experience... A valuable addition to the reading list of any young child experiencing OCD, anxiety and/or related bullying.
This is a wonderful story in both picture and text. The author has done both, and done an incredibly good job of giving us a child with a real problem that he must face up to as best he can. One wonders if his family has split up and if the 'new start' has to do with divorce. This is not said, but it could help explain Frankie's problems and his resulting OCD. An excellent book for schools as well as families!