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I Am Strong! I Am Smart!

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Luisa May, known to her family and friends as Lu, loves to play games with her Grandma. When she’s bullied at school, Grandma has a special puzzle for Lu to help her see how valuable she is—no matter what others say, or how much doubt she feels within herself. Soon after, Grandma has to go to the hospital, and Lu finds out Grandma needs help recovering. Then it’s Lu’s turn ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 7th 2014 by Nutrire Fiducia Productions, LLC
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Kerry Kenney
Lu is an eleven-year-old girl, named for her grandmothers. She has a rich relationship with her grandmother. They play cards. They work together, and her grandmother is an inventive source of fun. The artwork is so good! Vivid watercolor portraits illustrate the bond between grandmother and grandchild. I love the love reflected in their faces as they face each other. From the first page I was drawn in, the fun Lu has with her grandmother keeps you turning the pages. The story is a circle. In the ...more
Melanie Young
Jun 10, 2014 Melanie Young rated it it was amazing
What an important message this book sends at a much needed time! Great positive message that we can learn from others, those that have lived longer than us, and from children as well. I really enjoyed this book and I will share it with the children in my life!
Jennifer
Oct 18, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I read this at first just because Briana is my dear friend and I wanted to see more of her gorgeous art, but now I want to give it to every young girl I'll ever know.

The girl in the book is 11, and that's a bit old for picture books, but it really is more of a gift book, and younger girls will enjoy it as well (my 4-year old did!). The message would be keenest for girls old enough to read it themselves, but really it's appropriate for any age--including adults. You couldn't go wrong with gifting
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Having a strong support system is important at any age. I Am Strong! I Am Smart! begins as Lu is struggling with problems that children have. Her grandmother, who lives with Lu's family, teaches Lu how to deal with life's problems. She is positive and uplifting in teaching patience, handling bullies, and doing chores. Her messages of love and encouragement are amazing, inspiring, and appropriate for a young girl.

In a twist, Grandma has a stroke and it's Lu's turn to help her grandmother. She sho
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Sheila
Mar 30, 2014 Sheila rated it it was amazing
I loved this new children's book I Am Strong! I Am Smart! The cute story of Luisa May and her Grandmother illustrates the love that they share. Grandma helps Lu learn lessons about loving herself by teaching her that she is smart and important after she has been bullied at school. Then when Grandma has a stroke, Lu turns around and helps Grandma realize how smart she is and how she can reach her goals of recovering from the stroke. This book would be a beautiful gift for a Grandma to give her ...more
Cheri Crane
Mar 20, 2014 Cheri Crane rated it it was amazing
This is an important book that contains a crucial message about self-worth. Beautifully illustrated, "I Am Strong! I Am Smart!" stresses the importance of believing in ourselves. Sharing the story of a young girl and the influence of her loving grandmother during a difficult time, this book makes it clear that we need to ignore negative insults and develop a strong sense of self-worth. After the grandmother teaches this crucial concept, she suffers a slight stroke, and it is the granddaughter's ...more
Margie Vieira
Mar 29, 2014 Margie Vieira rated it it was amazing
"I am Strong, I am Smart" Should be in every household.
Parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts will benefit from owning such a story. Wisdom from those who have lived longer has much priceless worth for our youth. I have placed the book on my coffee table as a reminder. Everyday, I pass by it, and remember Fay Klinger's words and a smile falls upon my face.
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Apr 28, 2014 Cecily added it
I love this book by Fay Klingler! It's one of those picture books that have a message for all ages... bridges the generations and warms the hearts of grandmas while teaching powerful lessons for girls. Beautiful illustrations and beautiful pictures. I've given copies to two of my granddaughters for birthdays. Thank you, Fay for an excellent book!
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I had a happy, memorable childhood, growing up in Mesa and Strawberry, Arizona. On my website, www.fayklingler.com, I've included my story of how I became a writer and an illustrator.

I am currently married to an incredible man. Our blended family includes 12 children. We enjoy getting together for family dinners and activities.

My husband and I live in Draper, Utah.
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