The I'm Not Scared Book

The I'm Not Scared Book

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by Todd Parr
     
 

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Sometimes I'm scared of dogs.
I'm not scared when they give me kisses.

Sometimes I'm scared I will make a mistake.
I'm not scared when I know I tried my best.

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores the subject of all things scary and assures readers that all of us are afraid sometimes.

Overview

Sometimes I'm scared of dogs.
I'm not scared when they give me kisses.

Sometimes I'm scared I will make a mistake.
I'm not scared when I know I tried my best.

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores the subject of all things scary and assures readers that all of us are afraid sometimes.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

The latest from Parr, executed in his characteristic style that sets extremely bright colors off with a heavy black line, addresses common childhood fears.

The left side of the spread states a phobia: "Sometimes I'm scared of the dark." The facing page offers a way to make the situation better: "I'm not scared if I have a night-light." Worries run the gamut, from getting on an airplane, Halloween ghosts and monsters, something hiding under the bed, getting lost, families arguing, starting school and making a mistake. The message, although obviously well intentioned, verges on syrupy self-help for preschoolers. This will make for convenient bibliotherapy for young kids trying to overcome their fears, but offering just one coping strategy per dreadful situation is unlikely to give much comfort. The final page, in multi-colored text, may be the one worth remembering: "Sometimes we are scared of things because we don't understand them. When you are afraid, tell someone why and maybe you won't be scared anymore."

Whether this is just a platitude or words of wisdom is up to readers to decide.(Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316084451
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
08/03/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
228,463
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD520L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

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The I'M Not Scared Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids and I love this book. My son has been saying he's scared, when in fact he is not for lack of a better reason to not want to try things. This book helped him to use the phrase less often.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago