All children find the world a scary place at times. But when children's fears seem to linger and prevent them from enjoying life at home and adjusting well at school, parents may seek professional help.

In this beautifully illustrated book designed to help children who are entering therapy, Tanya and her mother—after some hesitation—seek outside help to combat her imaginary demon, the invisible but terrifying Tobo Man.

Written in both English and Spanish, this book uses story to explore what therapy for children is all about.

About the Author
Lesley Koplow, CSW, is associate director of the Therapeutic Nursery at the Karen Horney Clinic in New York City and adjunct faculty at Bank Street College. She is the author of Where Rag Dolls Hide Their Faces.
About the Illustrator
Eric Velasquez is an award-winning illustrator who lives and works in New York City.
Reviews & Awards

Simple, informative and encouraging, this delightful story should be a great aid to that large group of apprehensive parents and children who could benefit from professional psychological help.
—Henry H. Paul, MD, faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical Center and Columbia University

This lovely tale reaches deeply into the inner selves of mother and child, and touches on important issues like childrearing, solving complex emotional problems, and the impact of appropriate intervention to foster normal development and harmonious family life.
—Elsbeth Pfeiffer, MS, director, Early Childhood Special Education and Child Life Program, Bank Street College of Education