Can't and Able: An Inspirational Story

Can't and Able: An Inspirational Story

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by Cynthia Fabian, Daniel Stevens
     
 

What does it feel like when you just can't do what the other kids, I mean stars, do?

Can't kept trying, but he never seemed to shine as brightly as the other stars, and was always teased and bullied by others. Can't feels that he is less than the other stars and just cannot shine.

It wasn't until Can't realized he Can, that everything changed for him. Find out how

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Overview

What does it feel like when you just can't do what the other kids, I mean stars, do?

Can't kept trying, but he never seemed to shine as brightly as the other stars, and was always teased and bullied by others. Can't feels that he is less than the other stars and just cannot shine.

It wasn't until Can't realized he Can, that everything changed for him. Find out how Can't became a hero and ultimately became Can.

Able is the star who had it all. Able helps Can't to realize that he can really shine. Connect with Can't, Able, and all the stars that live in their neighborhood and beyond in the star-studded children's book Can't and Able: An Inspirational Story.

The colorful artwork by Daniel Stevens creates beauty and fun throughout the universe. And as we all know, the star is the limit!

Originally from New York City, Cynthia Fabian now enjoys meditation and the quiet life in Somerset, New Jersey. "I grew up with a disorder. I always felt like I could not shine, just like Can't. When I became a teacher, I saw many children that were experiencing the same difficulties. They were teased and often felt smaller. This book is for all of you, struggling and not knowing how to change your circumstances. If you simply believe, you can change your own circumstances. Believe in yourself and you will see the wonders of change are in your power."

Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/CynthiaFabian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612043272
Publisher:
Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)

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Can't and Able: An Inspirational Story 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Brandon2 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book because Can't wouldn't give up,even tho the other stars made fun of him he kept on trying harder and harder.  One day when Able was looking for Can't a meteor came flying out of the sky and hit Able.Can't rushed Able to the  hospital,and Dr Twinkles told Can't Able was going to be fine. You should really pick up this book i really loved it.
Momma_Frugal More than 1 year ago
My oldest Frugal really loved the book. We talked about the message that they gathered from the book. The characters in this book are stars. Can't and Able are both stars. Can't feels he is not as good as the other stars. This book touches on bullying as Can't is picked on by the other stars. For younger children, I would suggest reading the book over a few days. Even though it's only around 25 pages long, it still can be long for a little one who has an attention span of a few minutes. I highly recommend this book. It would be a great addition to any child's library. And it will be a great tool for discussion about "Can't, Can, and Able". I give this book 5***** Thank you to the author for providing me with a review copy.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Can't and Able is a children's book that is billed as an inspirational story. I find that it is not a Biblical inspiration story at all, but is instead a story to inspire children to deal with issues they have that make them feel incapable. In other words, their key word would be "can't" and "I can't" because they just don't feel they have the capability to accomplish whatever it is with which they are confronted. In the little story, we see charming little stars in the heavens shining with all their might and doing what stars are suppose to do - shine! However, Can't doesn't shine very brightly and he is made fun of and teased because of this and hence his name - "Can't." The story progresses and "Able" has a major problem and "Can't" saves him. Yes! Can't has now done something of great importance. Then the doctor renames him "Can." A cute little book that can be used to teach overcoming a plethora of issues in life. Again, the inspirational aspect is not Biblical but is inspiring just the same as a life lesson. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.
Asand More than 1 year ago
What a beautiful and promising story for children and adults alike!!  The illustrations, the sweet characters, and the inspiring plot come together to bring us a wonderful story about a little star that learns to shine as bright as he can, just being himself. The pictures are bright and happy, keeping my youngest child as well as my oldest ones interested throughout the whole story.  Even though this story is about a star we can all learn from what Can't goes through with his fellow stars as well as learning to believe in himself.    The issues portrayed in the story can be helpful for young adults just like the small kids too.  We all go through some type of bullying; dealing with our peers isn't the easiest thing to do but we see how Can't is able to get through it being different from the other brighter stars.  Another issue we are faced with that is discussed in the book is confidence.  I, myself, still find it hard to get my confidence where it needs to be to do the things I want to do-like writing.  I see this same problem in my son, and he was excited about the book enough he wanted to help with the review.  I was very impressed with this story and love how the message teaches children how to cope with teasing and still embrace the beauty in being different from others.  I think any parent could use this helping tool to show their own kids how they can go from thinking of themselves as a "Can't" to a "Can"!  *****