Black Dog is a story with wonderful illustrations about addressing fears and how to deal with them. When the Hope family look outside their window and see a huge black dog, they hide and refuse to go outside. Even though she is the youngest of the Hope family, Small shows courage and goes outside. She is chased by the enormous black dog, but because she shows no fear, it gets smaller and smaller until it shrinks to the size of a normal dog. This is a great book to talk about fears and how they sometimes grow out of proportion if we don’t face them.