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Are You Shy?
     

Are You Shy?

by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
 

Extreme shyness can become a problem that affects a child's social development. This book advises younger kids on ways to cope with shyness. The sensitively written Let's Talk About It Books encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, and speak openly to a parent or other trusted adult about things that trouble them. Each

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Extreme shyness can become a problem that affects a child's social development. This book advises younger kids on ways to cope with shyness. The sensitively written Let's Talk About It Books encourage preschool-age and early-grades children to explore their feelings, and speak openly to a parent or other trusted adult about things that trouble them. Each title discusses a particular concern or anxiety that children often encounter in the course of growing up. All books in this series have appealing color illustrations on every page, and are available in both English and Spanish language editions. A short section at the back of each book offers advice to parents.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 2
In the first title, a boy tells about his special relationships with his grandparents and great-grandmother. First, he tells of the joy he experiences when he and his grandparents ride bikes, play tag, fly kites, and so on. The tone changes as the child describes his great-grandmother, who is not so active. In addition to didactically stating that as grandparents age, "they'll still be the same on the inside," the text says, "Grandma and I will always have fun baking cookies together…." But what about the grandparent who suffers from a stroke or other debilitating illness and cannot make cookies or talk, or even recognize her grandchildren? While the book fulfills its purpose of showing the importance of senior family members, it is also preachy and not entirely realistic. Roca presents short vignettes about shy children, giving simplistic solutions for the scenarios. The text jumps from topic to topic: What if you're asked your name, or you want to make a new friend, or the teacher wants you to read aloud? The last page is perhaps the most valuable part of the book: parents are given suggestions to help youngsters overcome shyness, but this same advice is available in other sources. Both titles have bright, cartoonlike illustrations.
—Wendy Smith-D'ArezzoCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764135088
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Let's Talk About It Books
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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