I noticed the monster books at a restaurant stop along Hwy. 5 in the middle of California. (That means in the middle of nowhere.)
Anderson's Split Pea Soup is famous to the CA traveler who likes to go back and forth between North California and South California. The original roadside eatery is on Hwy 101 and there is one on Hwy 5. Hwy 101 was a north-south road far before Hwy 5. Hwy 5 was completed for full border to border traffic in 1972.
There is a lot of gray area, or brownish like in California, between North and South, just like in our emotions.
Green soup may be a big worry to a toddler, but Mom can buy one of these WorryWoo books as she leaves, and make everything okay by the time the family destination is reached. Reading to young ones in the car has them strapped and attention focused on Mom and Dad in front. I thought the restaurant had a perfect idea for diversions in the car.
I followed with some Internet exploring and found out the author's subject was in demand with young parents seeking answers to their child's many questions about emotions.
Read more about Anderson's here.