Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel
Sammy the Elephant and Mr. Camel is a gently empowering book for children who have trouble staying dry. This encouraging story about a delightful little elephant will help children learn to overcome problems with wetting. A comprehensive healing metaphor, it addresses feelings of insecurity, frustration, and ridicule while encouraging children to find inner strength to overcome their challenges. Now in its second edition, Sammy the Elephant contains additional guidance for parents by children’s author and psychologist Jane Annunziata.
This animated allegory aims to empower children whose self esteem has been affected by their trouble with wetting by encouraging positive thinking, self-appreciation, and belief in one’s own abilities. Sammy’s journey is not specific to bedwetting, so this is one of the few books available that is appropriate for children with daytime or nighttime wetting.
In this delightful fable, you choose to emphasize words printed in italics to reinforce an important lesson about control and self-appreciation. Can be read simple for entertainment. Sammy is a little elephant who kept spilling his buckets of water. When he befriends Mr. Camel, he learns tricks and tips to hold his water until the right time and uses his new-found skills to put out a fire.
From the Author
“The beauty of this kind of storytelling is that it enables children to apply the many lessons interwoven throughout the story to other areas of their lives where issues of control and self-appreciation are important.” “Stay positive and supportive about your child’s wetting problem. Remind him of other problems that felt daunting that together you found a way to master.”
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Magination Press, 2nd edition (March, 2005)
Reading Level: Ages 4-8.
Product Dimensions: 10.0 x 8.0 x 1.8 inches