The head lost in fairy tales

Fables for children who can think with serenity

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 14x22

Pages: 175

ISBN: 978-88-590-0785-2

Publication date: 01/03/2015

Suitable for: Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5), Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10), Lower secondary 1st level (ages 10-11), Lower secondary 2nd level (ages 12-13)


After the success of the first edition, reprinted over ten times, The head lost in fairy tales is now being released in a new version, with more contents and teaching ideas. Arising from the authors’ cognitive behavioural psychotherapeutic experience with children, adolescents and families, the book presents fables and stories inspired by REBT (Rational-Emotive Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy), and is, in other words, designed to teach children and youths how to transform negative thoughts into positive ones, leaving them with awareness of the influence our way of thinking has on our emotions and therefore on our wellbeing.
In fact, each character in these fables has a problem typical in childhood or adolescence; by identifying with the character young readers learn to put into practice alternative emotions and behaviour in order to resolve it, thus learning how to recognise and overcome, amongst other things:
• fear of other people judging you
• fear of rejection and being abandoned
• feelings of guilt
• excessive perfectionism
• the tendency to put off tasks.
In addition, in this new edition each tale is followed by activities which help readers remember the basic message and invite them to think about the topics dealt with. Ideal for use by parents, teachers, educators and psychotherapists, the stories will guide readers in gaining full emotional wellbeing, in order to feel better about themselves and with others.

Foxes are crafty creatures. They manage to avoid danger and are good at hunting. Giulia, however, was a little fox who, ever since starting hunting school, was considered decidedly uncrafty. This was because, instead of concentrating on the animal she was supposed to be catching, she’d get distracted. «Foxes are crafty», she would say, «but I am stupid: I’ve got bad marks and I’m no good at anything! If I get one thing wrong I get everything wrong!». Woken up by a mole digging the ground, Giulia tells him how sad she is. «To begin with» said the mole «you should start thinking that you are still Giulia the fox, even when you make a mistake…Think about something good you have done recently.
«I managed to hunt.»
«Think about something else good.»
«I enjoyed a nice sunny day.»
«There you go, you have done many good things. You should accept yourself for who you are.»
«It’s true!», said Giulia, elated, «I must accept myself as I am: I am neither stupid, nor incapable! I am Giulia the fox, whatever I do, good or bad. And if I do one thing wrong it doesn’t mean I am all wrong! I am still Giulia the fox!»

Presentation of the first edition (Cesare De Silvestri)
Presentation of the new edition
Instructions for adults
Au the bear
Federica the penguin
Daniele the squirrel
Giulia the fox
Giorgia the hippo and the gazelle
Andrea the hedgehog
Emanuele the beaver
Teo, the lion-tiger cub
Francesca the little monkey
The mice and the toys