OFFICIAL SELECTION ~ 2013 The Dragon Who Pulled Her Scales
By William Michael Davidson ~ Long ago, in a world where dragons were the world’s protectors, a beautiful girl dragon named Ellam lived in a cool, misty cave. Although Ellam liked to have fun with her friends, she had a secret.
She liked to pull out her scales.
Ellam was always careful to cover her body-she didn’t want anyone to see that she was missing her scales. That is, until one day when Everwynn, the great king of the dragons, needed someone for a special mission. Someone without scales. Join Ellam on her exciting journey as she discovers that everyone’s wounds have purpose, and the storms we travel through are part of a greater plan.
Note to parents: Although this book is intended for children struggling with the effects of trichotillomania-compulsive pulling out of one’s hair-it is ideal for any child (or adult) who needs to be reminded that our differences do not decrease our value.
This book is a wonderful tale for children who struggle with body-focused behaviors. It reframes the wounds that come from pain as the struggles that make us unique, and encourages self-compassion and acceptance. ~ Stacy Nakell
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