Research tells us many common psychological problems can be prevented if children are taught specific emotional, social and behavioral skills when they are young. In each book in this series, an animal learns a new skill to overcome his or her problem. Each book also comes with a stuffed animal representing the story's central character and suggestions on play therapy techniques that can reinforce the message of the story.
Coco Cheetah loved to run. Mr. Phil, the coach, called her Little Speedy, and she even broke a track record. But when a Cheetah Queen restaurant opened nearby, Coco began to exercise less and eat more unhealthy foods. Soon all other cheetahs were passing her by. Mr. Phil showed Coco an old picture of himself, taken when he had been out of shape. Coco could hardly believe it was the same cheetah! Then he helped her follow a fitness program and encouraged her parents to make careful food choices at home. Coco worked hard to regain her strength and energy, and she did such a good job that she was chosen to represent her school in the Young Olympics.