Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions by:Daniel G. Amen

 Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions: Don’t Let the ANTs Steal Your Happiness
About the Book:
Captain Snout and the Super Power Questions; Don’t Let the Ants Steal Your Happiness, written by board certified child psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, playfully encourages children to correct their negative thinking patterns in order to live happier and healthier lives. Comical illustrations bring the story alive as our main character, Captain Snout, reveals the super power questions that can rid us of our automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and lead to accurate and truthful thinking.

This picture book, based on a popular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy technique, will help readers do just that.


My Review:
 The Pennypepper children decide that they want a puppy but in order for them to get a puppy they need to raise or earn money to get one. So they decide to have a car wash. Each child sets out to do a job to help get this bright idea underway. Soon the customers trail off and they bright idea starts to grow dim. The children start thinking negatively and pretty soon they are ready to throw in the towel.

 It's not long before someone comes along to help, Captain Snout. Captain Snout points out to the children that the bad thoughts aren't really helping their situation. That all of their negative thoughts could actually make things worse. He describes the negative thoughts and feelings as ANTs. He then proceeds to show them how to look on the brighter side of things and how to overcome negative thoughts and feelings that we sometimes face.

 A great book that reinforces positive thinking and positive behavior.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.