The story, Fear Factor, introduces coping skills to manage worry through the dramatic tale of a foraging expedition and the delightful character of Wilbur the Worry Ant. Wilbur is easily startled and scared. He is reluctant to try new things. He often expects the worst to happen, and attempts to avoid or escape situations that he finds fearful. But all is not lost! With the help of Hoppy, the wise and helpful ant, Wilbur learns how to take control of his worries and feel good again. The deliberate use of belly breathing, self-instructional talk, and helpful thinking assists Wilbur in taking action to face his fears. In this story, children are introduced to helpful ways to manage worry and learn that use of skills leads to positive outcomes.