My Penworthy Pick is The I'M NOT SCARED Book by New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr. Parr's award-winning books have helped children around the world deal with sensitive issues, introduce change through positive messages and gentle logic, and increase literacy. Your young patrons will love the brightly illustrated pages while they explore fearful situations and alternative ways of looking at what they see as scary. For example, "Sometimes I'm scared of what's under my bed." vs. "I'm not scared once I clean everything out and see all my favorite toys." - or- "Sometimes I'm scared of monsters and ghosts" vs. "I'm not scared when I see that they aren't real." The Scary vs. Not Scary format is a great way to help kids see solutions to their fears. The I'M NOT SCARED Book is just darling, great for a bedtime read-aloud, a counselor's office, or to prompt a discussion session with little kids. It would be a great addition to your library shelf next to the scary books!
Todd Parr's website has some wonderful printable activities available for free download (not specific to this book, but lots of fun).
By Rebecca Cejka, Penworthy Representative
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