Everybody knows the story of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, but most people don’t know the whole story…until now. Join Itsy Bitsy on her journey through an emoion-packed day that begins when she's washed far from the well-known waterspout with her eight shoes ﬂoatng oﬀ in every directon. After feeling lost and alone, Itsy Bitsy is comforted by Mama, who shows up ready to save the day. But even mamas aren’t perfect. After Itsy Bitsy has had more stress than she can handle for one day, she says the worst thing a child can say to her mama...or is it?
Through her clinical experience, Dr. Jill Leibowitz has observed and identﬁed the deep need to facilitate emotion-themed discussions between children and their parents, caregivers, and teachers. These discussions allow children to express and make meaning of their complex thoughts and feelings. The Untold Story of Itsy Bitsy’s Long, Emotonal Day, a beautfully illustrated, keepsake book, provides a startng point for conversation and positve messages for children and the adults in their lives. Included is a guide with tips on how this story can be used to initate dialogue with children about complex human experiences and begin meaningful, on-going discussions.