Cabo the Nervous Terv

by Deb Cruz Illustrated by Amanda Dowell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/24/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781665751650
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781665751667
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781665751674

About the Book

Meet Cabo, a big dog with an even bigger heart and a whole lot of nerves! He loves his walks—but sometimes other dogs bark at him along the way. That makes him super anxious and very sad. He wants to make new friends, but he is too scared. Can his human friend, Skye, help him work through his fears?

Cabo the Nervous Terv is a story about anxiety, the power of positive thinking, and the joys of living life to the fullest. It encourages young readers to believe in themselves and follow their dreams, no matter the challenges they may face along the way.

“With 40 years’ experience in the mental health field, this is exactly the type of book I’d seek out to work with children experiencing anxiety. I love everything about this story, the approach normalizing anxiety feelings and willingness to try new things. Focusing on being brave, taking chances, and building on our strengths while learning basic coping skills starting with deep breathing is perfect!”
—Dr. Joanne Oestmann, LMHC, LPC, LPCS

About the Author

Deb Cruz is a former travel industry sales executive turned interior designer with a passion for animals, travel, food, wine, and various creative pursuits. She lives with her husband, Jorge, and their dog, Cabo, on Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, Florida. They have two grown children and look forward to one day reading this book to their grandchildren.
When Deb isn’t building dream homes, working on her latest house flip or traveling - you might find her in a pottery class, painting the marsh or walking Cabo at the Beach. At home she loves to cook and entertain friends and family. Writing Cabo the Nervous Terv is the realization of a lifelong dream of writing a book.