Gloria’s BIG Problem

July 21, 2020

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Gloria’s showdown with the fear that follows her around will inspire anxious kids everywhere.

When it comes to talking to children about their emotions it can be difficult to find a way to do it in a way they will understand. Especially if they are younger children. Everyone deals with some form of anxiety throughout their life, which Gloria’s BIG problem helps highlight for children. As well as showing them that it doesn’t have to stop them doing the things that they love.

Gloria’s BIG Problem

Written by Sarah Stiles Bright
Illustrated by Mike Deas
Published by Tilbury House Publishers

Gloria loves to sing, dance, and act in her bedroom, but not in public. No way. Gloria’s big problem makes sure of that, follow-ing her wherever she goes and constantly reminding her that she’s anxious and frightened, that she’s not good enough, and that everyone will laugh at her. Anxious Gloria worries all the time, about everything.

Until, one day, Gloria summons all her courage to try out for a community theatre production. She marches herself to the audition, and her big problem marches right behind her. She gets up on stage, and her big problem takes a seat in the front row and starts to laugh at her. And then, at last, she yells ‘STOP!’, and her big problem shrinks to a little problem, and Gloria wins a part in the play.

Where can you buy Gloria’s BIG Problem?

Gloria’s BIG Problem is available to buy from Amazon in Hardback and Kindle Editions.

About the Author

Sarah Stiles Bright teaches college English and writes from Portland, Maine. Her deep appreciation for place, wildness, and the restorative power of the land and sea–along with her love of playful teaching–underlies much of her current writing, including essays and a children’s story based on Passamaquoddy legend. She lives with her Bernese mountain dog and has two grown children who are resoundingly present in Gloria.

About the Illustrator

Mike Deas (Salt Spring Island, British Columbia) got his flair for illustrative storytelling from an early love of reading and drawing. He fine-tuned his drawing skills and imagination at Capilano College’s Commercial Animation Program in Vancouver, then work as a concept artist, texture artist, and art lead in the video game industry took him to England and California before he returned to with his family to sunny Salt Spring Island.

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