A book about finding the super in you to overcome anxiety.
It was a regular school day for the students of Room 23, until the math menace arrived disguised as a surprise test ready to ruin the day! Anxiety grips Max’s friends and chaos ensues because they feel unprepared to pass this test. But, Max has a little secret up her sleeve…she’s super! Super Max must help her friends overcome their test anxiety and take down the math menace one problem at a time. Will she make it in time to save the day and help her friends pass the math test?
“Okay class, it’s time. Put your books on the floor.”
Ms. Spice said while walking to shut the room door.
Max then felt her heart beating hard in her chest.
“Today…” said Ms. Spice, “you’re all taking a test.”
Nearly 40% of children struggle with test anxiety. It’s this anxiety that prevents them from performing their best and can have longer affects of behavior, self esteem, and avoidance of school. Experiencing test anxiety as a child was difficult, but watching my daughter experience these symptoms influenced me to write Super Max and the Math Menace.
Super Max helps children realize their true inner power to dig deep and pull the super in themselves out to conquer fear over test anxiety. Super Max will take children and parents on an adventure of super hero discovery and the ability to help others overcome fears.
“Relax?” Kenya shouted from back in the class.
“Just how can we do that Super Hero Max?”
“It’s easy”, she said. “Just think back to practice.”
“Let’s take a deep breath… we’ve totally got this!”
“The message of this story is one so many children (and adults) can relate to. Anxiety can prevent us from accomplishing our goals and it is so very important to learn how to control the symptoms.”
-– Alison Paul Klakowicz, BA, MS
Host and Creator of Hodge Podge Podcast and Blog
Author of the award-winning children’s travel and adventure picture book, Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck