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Why do I feel scared? : a first look at being brave / Pat Thomas; illustrated by Lesley Harker.

By: Thomas, Pat, 1959-.
Contributor(s): Harker, Lesley.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A first look at-- book. Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2010Description: 29 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 24 cm.ISBN: 9780764145148; 9780764145148.Subject(s): Courage -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 179/.6 Summary: Introduces young readers to the importance of being brave in different ways, even when it is uncomfortable or scary, and advises them that being scared of some things is normal, but they can still show courage when they are afraid.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Junior Sydenham Library (DIY)
Picture Book T Available I7092529
Junior Keilor Library (DIY)
Picture Book T Available I7094424
Total reserves: 0

Includes bibliographical references (p. 29).

Introduces young readers to the importance of being brave in different ways, even when it is uncomfortable or scary, and advises them that being scared of some things is normal, but they can still show courage when they are afraid.

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K-Gr 2-Thomas explores aspects of the payoffs of perseverance and conquering fears. Using everyday examples, such as approaching a giraffe at the zoo, watching firefighters at work, falling off a skateboard (in both books), or attempting gymnastics, the author's encouraging tone embraces adversity and nudges youngsters toward personal strength. Each title also includes a couple of "What About You?" sidebars, personalizing the topics with questions for dialogue. Harker's vivid and jovial pages depict characters of diverse ethnicities whose troubled expressions change into pride in accomplishment. The afterword gives tips to adults on ways to use the book and provides a short list of additional resources as well as topic-appropriate picture books for children. The titles' positive attitude and attractive illustrations should provide a starting point of discussion for children needing encouragement and support.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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