A Story for Children Who Have Bad Dreams
By Ted Lobby, M.S.W. Illustrated by Tennessee Dixon
All children have bad dreams. They can usually be comforted with a hug or a lullaby, but sometimes nightmares persist, and a more serious response may be needed. Jessica and the Wolf tells the story of a young girl who dreams nightly of being chased by a sleek, black wolf. She discusses the problem with her parents, and together they devise a plan. Armed with her parents’ support, her faithful teddy bear, and a large dose of her own personal “magic”, Jessica succeeds in vanquishing the wolf. This delightful story offers a spirited and useful tool for children, parents, educators, and professionals to deal with troubled dreams. It also increases children’s confidence in their own ability to solve life’s problems.