Hank The Hungry Monster by Julie Derrick
The Mind Monsters is a series of children’s mental health books, published to help children understand and cope with severe anxiety.
‘Hank the Hungry Monster’ is one of many Mind Monsters books to come
and was written with the purpose of assisting parents, carers, teachers and childcare professionals, to spot the underlying early signs of OCD and anxiety, before it takes hold: whilst also raising awareness to the crucial N.H.S. funded service; CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).
Half of proceeds raised from the book are donated directly to C.I.T.T. which is a specialist team within CAMHS.
The book focuses on two leading characters, Hank and Annabelle.
Hank is a very hungry monster who is never fully fulfilled; however, he doesn’t have an appetite for food, he has an appetite only for power!
Annabelle is a very confident and bubbly little girl, until one day, an unpleasant incident ,involving her friend Hattie, provides the perfect opportunity for Hank to move into her head and to start issuing “orders” as part of his new game.
Not only is the book directed to elevating awareness to child OCD; the book also aims to open the nations eyes to the poignant impact that words and behaviours can have on others.
‘Hank the Hungry Monster’ is available to purchase via:
The Mind Monsters website: www.themindmonsters.co.uk
From Most Major Book Retailers Including Amazon.