Boy and Monster


  • What is the boy doing? How is he feeling? How do you know?
  • Is the monster good or bad?
  • Does the boy know the monster well?
  • Is the monster real, or a representation of something?
  • Why do you think Little Oil left so much white space around the boy and the monster?
  • Imagine that the monster represents a feeling. Which feeling could it be and why?
  • What does sadness feel like? What does fear feel like? What does anxiety feel like? Draw a picture of these feelings as if they were characters or monsters. Once you’ve drawn your character, what might you say to it?
  • What does sadness feel like? What does fear feel like? What does anxiety feel like? Try to describe what feelings you have in your body when you feel this way. You might want to draw a diagram and label it, or draw on it to show the different physical changes that happen to you.
  • Are these feelings good or bad?
  • What do you do when you’re feeling sad/scared/anxious/worried? What could you do to help yourself? What could others do to help you?
  • Some useful phrases for adults working with or supporting an anxious child:

Credit: Little Oil/ Jhao-Yu Shih

  • Hannah
    Posted at 15:21h, 21 February Reply

    Sitting,waiting,isolated you might say but no I have a friend a very unusuall friend he’s a monster but we never do anything we are alone like are family has left us for someone else. Blanc,plain,nothing It surrounds us it reigned like silence is is the champion there is nothing we can do except wait for life to come.

  • Emily
    Posted at 15:20h, 27 February Reply

    The Little boy is cuddling up next to the monter with a solum look on his face I think he is a kind caring little monster

  • AFQ 5K
    Posted at 09:58h, 14 September Reply

    The boy is feeling sad and lonely. The monster is a good monster who is comforting him. It looks like a good monster because it has a smile and the boy feels comfortable around it.

  • AFQ 5K
    Posted at 07:52h, 27 September Reply

    The boy has a friendly monster who looks after him. The boy feels safe around the monster as you can see that he looks comfortable and not afraid of it,

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