A story for when kids just don't want to go to school - with help for adults!

Making it to school is tough at the best of times. In the aftermath of stress or trauma, it might feel impossible! Riley Bear and his elephant parents share a peek into a tough morning. When big feelings threaten to ruin the day, this brightly illustrated story will help families find their way through. Features educational afterword for adults.


"A wonderful story tackling real-life issues - this book is a gift for parents and early childhood teachers everywhere."

-Terry Ball

Executive Director, Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals


"Kids will see themselves in the pages of this book! And caregivers will find new tools to keep their mornings from falling apart."

-Lisa Qualls

Author of The Connected Parent

Riley the Brave Makes It to School (hardcover)