I’ll Know What to Do: A Kid’s Guide to Natural Disasters
Earthquakes, floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes-pretty scary words, especially for anyone who lives in a place that has experienced any of these events. In particular, a child who has survived a natural disaster, or seen one on television, may have trouble falling asleep, have nightmares, or start worrying too much. This book will help. I’ll Know What to Do looks at each natural disaster separately. First it gives the facts: What causes an earthquake? Can we predict a tornado? Why are mud slides dangerous? How are fires tracked? Then it provides important tips on prevention, safety, and what to do in case disaster does strike. Perhaps most important, though, the book explores the feelings that often emerge in the aftermath, and offers useful techniques to help young people work through them. This is the first book of its kind-a manual for helping kids understand and cope with their feelings and reactions to these frightening events.