- By Judith Matz Elizabeth Patch

Amanda's Big Dream

  • Title: Amanda's Big Dream
  • Author: Judith Matz Elizabeth Patch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Amanda s Big Dream Amanda s Big Dream is the inspiring adventure of a girl who dreams of a solo in the Spring Ice Skating Show When Amanda s skating coach makes a comment about her weight she loses confidence in her ab

    Amanda s Big Dream is the inspiring adventure of a girl who dreams of a solo in the Spring Ice Skating Show.When Amanda s skating coach makes a comment about her weight, she loses confidence in her ability to make her dream come true Despite reassurances from her parents, her doctor, and her best friend, Amanda decides to quit skating.Will Amanda return to the ice Or hasAmanda s Big Dream is the inspiring adventure of a girl who dreams of a solo in the Spring Ice Skating Show.When Amanda s skating coach makes a comment about her weight, she loses confidence in her ability to make her dream come true Despite reassurances from her parents, her doctor, and her best friend, Amanda decides to quit skating.Will Amanda return to the ice Or has she given up forever Come along with Amanda as she realizes the true secret to following her big dream A healthy body image is essential for kids to feel confident and strong Parents want their children to have a healthy body image, but may be unsure how to respond to their kids anxiety about weight Amanda s Big Dreamhelps parents, teachers and other caregivers discuss this topic with children in an entertaining and positive way.You won t want to miss this new resource Amanda s Big Dream is for Children ages 5 and up who enjoy a fun, friendly story with an inspirational main character Pre teens and teens dealing with body image issues body dissatisfaction Adults who struggled with body image as a child and want to read a story that s healing Parents looking for a fun and positive way to help children develop a healthy body image Therapists, dietitians, pediatricians other health professionals seeking a helpful resource for their clients patients Teachers who need books with a positive, thought provoking message for their classroom.Athletic Coaches who work with children and teens.

    1 thought on “Amanda's Big Dream

    1. This was delightful! Every little girl should own a copy. Very well done, body positive book that doesn't hit you over the head with the message. For example, the Coach made a comment about Amanda's weight but it was well-meaning (like so many hurtful comments are about someone else's body) and I liked that the Coach was still portrayed as a nice person. Amanda is a realistic, likable little girl. I loved her parents and especially Dr. Jones the Primary Doctor (can we please clone Dr. Jones abou [...]

    2. There need to be more books like this, allowing parents and kids to explore and redefine what it means to be a fat child in a culture that believes thinner is better. I loved the overall message, that it's fine to be exactly who you are and to do what you love to do. There were two places where I thought kids might have difficulty with the story. The first was in the doctor's explanation of health at every size. The message seemed like too much information for younger kids who usually don't have [...]

    3. Loved it! My big sister, Elizabeth Patch, is the artist who did all the illustrations. She is a big proponent of positive body image for women. Check out more of her work at elizabethpatch/illustrations/

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