Kit and the Missing Notebook

A Book About Calming Anxiety

by Chris Andrew Wheeler, Lindsey Erin Wheeler, Carmen Saldaña Gutierrez, Cassandra Morris, Chris Wheeler, Lindsey Wheeler

On Sale: 2024-04-09

Book Summary

In this picture book from the founder and creator of A Bottle of Tears, a little kangaroo named Kit makes some new friends and learns to manage her anxiety through a fun breathing exercise that will also help kids manage their big feelings.

About the Book

Join Kit as she learns a lesson about overcoming anxiety and makes some new friends—and some delicious soup!—along the way. As kids get to know this little kangaroo with big feelings, they will discover how they can manage their own stress and new experiences in a healthy, positive manner.

When Kit’s family moves to Cozy Lane, she feels anxious. Exploring the neighborhood with her notebook where she writes everything down makes her feel a little better. But when her notebook goes missing, not even her new hamster friends can help her calm down. Then Mrs. G., the guinea pig next door, has an idea. They all make soup together, and as Kit breathes in the smell and breathes out to cool it, she finds herself feeling calmer. She even realizes her notebook isn’t as lost as she thought!

Kit and the Missing Notebook uses a fun and relatable character to teach children ages 4-8:

  • What anxiety is and how to identify it in their bodies.
  • A simple breathing exercise—smell the soup, cool the soup—that promotes mental wellness and can help when they are feeling overwhelmed.
  • How to use their senses—sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste—to find themselves again.


For parents and educators, Kit and the Missing Notebook also includes an author’s note with information about anxiety, managing emotions with kids, and a delicious soup recipe!

The recipe can be found in the audiobook companion PDF download.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zonderkidz
  • On Sale: 2024-04-09
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication Date: 2024-04-09
  • Trim Size: Trim size data not found for this book.
  • Weight: Weight data not found for this book.
  • Category 1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • Category 2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Kangaroos
  • Category 3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Senses & Sensation