It Will Be OK: A story of empathy, kindness, and friendship (Hardcover)

It Will Be OK: A story of empathy, kindness, and friendship By Lisa Katzenberger, Jaclyn Sinquett (Illustrator) Cover Image
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A sweet, simple picture book about how to help a worried friend. Discover the power of listening and gain insight into dealing with anxiety and having empathy. Perfect for fans of The Rabbit Listened and Be Kind.

Sometimes the best thing we can do for our loved ones is to be present for as long as they need us.

Giraffe and Zebra meet every day under their favorite tree to walk to the watering hole. But today, Giraffe isn't there! Where could he be? Zebra spots him hiding in the tree; Giraffe has seen a spider and is scared silly. Zebra patiently talks to Giraffe and does the very best thing: supports Giraffe for as long as Giraffe needs it.

It Will Be OK is perfect for:

  • Preschool classrooms and teachers looking for books on feelings, social emotional learning, mindfulness and social skills
  • School counselors and children's therapists looking for bibliotherapy books for children
  • Parents looking for books on kindness, facing fears, teaching empathy, anxiety, and listening
  • Anyone who wants a beautifully illustrated story on the power of friendship

Includes educational backmatter with suggestions on what to do when you are worried or anxious, how to help a worried friend, and the definition of empathy.

About the Author

Lisa Katzenberger has been writing stories since she was a child. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and two children. Visit her online at

Praise For…

"Sinquett’s brightly hued cartoons delightfully express the characters’ emotions and personalities...[a] sweet tale of kindness." — Kirkus Reviews

"A great read aloud to discuss friendship and being there for them to support them when they are afraid and need us." — Youth Services Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728222554
ISBN-10: 1728222559
Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English