I Call my Anxiety… BOB: Student-author assures young ones they are ‘not alone’
10 October 2023
By imagining what those little people look like and saying some special words you can start making them less scared and nervous, therefore making you feel less scared and nervous! Nathan has some special words that he says to BOB and through his book, he shares those words with other children who are experiencing anxiety.
‘There is even a blank page for you to draw your own version of BOB – you can draw it however you want and give it a name.’
‘It was fun drawing all the pictures and then seeing them come to life in a real book! When 1,000 copies turned up at my front door it was cool! It was also fun being interviewed on the radio,’ Nathan said when asked what his favourite part about authoring was.
Nathan added he hopes all children could read his book because authoring the book has helped him deal with his anxiety.
‘I would love other kids to start to overcome those nervous feelings and do all the fun things they want to do. I know how hard it can be to miss out because you are nervous or worried about things changing or being new.’
When Nathan is not busy writing, he enjoys doing regular kid activities including playing sports like basketball, footy, swimming, colouring and hanging out with his three siblings. His family labelled him a ‘fantastic chef’ who loves to cook for family.
Order your copy of ‘I Call my Anxiety…BOB’ online at www.krystirichards.com. The cost of a book is $29.95 and Krysti can deliver or post the books.