Tommy Corbin is a grade three student whose favourite part of school is gym class. He especially loves learning new soccer drills. But sometimes during the day, millions of butterflies begin flying around in Tommy’s belly, making it impossible to concentrate on his school work.

But when he overhears his teacher tell his parents that he has ang(sigh)ety during parent-teacher interviews, he has a mystery to solve. He doesn’t know what that word means, but he’s determined to find out. But it’s not easy. His classmates can’t help him and some adults don’t want to talk about it.

Butterflies in My Belly is a hopeful story about childhood anxiety that is a useful resource for parents, children, and people working with children. It will make them feel more comfortable talking about anxiety and help them to take steps to resolve it.

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