"Mount Evelynn Erupts" is a meaningful book that helps children and adults communicate more effectively. It teaches important lessons and reminds children how crucial it is to share our feelings instead of internalizing the tough stuff. Though this is a light-hearted story, the overarching goal is to emphasize the importance of being proactive in early development to alleviate more serious mental health outcomes later in life. Get ready to dive into this illustrated adventure about a little girl named Evelynn who holds in all her emotions throughout her morning until, eventually, her volcano erupts!
So often, we mistakenly respond to sadness with language such as, "stop crying" or "calm down" or "it could be worse!" In these moments, we often forget to consider the depth of emotions behind the tears. No matter how hard we try to suppress them, these uncomfortable emotions and painful experiences will inevitably come to the surface and present as anger. This story was written to help children and adults understand the importance of communicating emotions effectively and to allow uncomfortable emotions to come out before they pile beneath the surface for too long.