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I Am So Brave!
This fourth book in the empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with courage and success. Whether it’s petting a dog or waving good-bye to a parent, Krensky and Gillingham address the “small wins” of growing just a little bit braver. Young children and their parents will revel in the encouraging text and the vintage screen-print-style illustra ...more
Board Book, 12 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Harry N. Abrams
(first published July 1st 2014)
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Loved what I have read so far of this series of books. Really great to see such a positive and uplifting message, and to have the illustrations star children of color. This volume celebrated a child who used to be scared of different things, but overcame those fears as he grew.
I like the artwork in this board book with a bright-eyed main character in every page. On each spread, he shares something he was scared of on the left, followed by something that replaced his fear on the right. Example: “I was scared of the dark. Then I saw the stars shine.” This book appears to be part of an empowerment series put out by Abrams Appleseed.
Jun 08, 2014 Barbara rated it liked it
Part of the Abrams Appleseed series on empowerment, this title describes various situations that might cause anxiety in a little one and then on the facing page, describes how trying something new has eased that fear. The appealing illustrations are bright and simple. One of the elements that I liked about this book is how the little boy always seems to have something such as a stuffed toy or someone older nearby to provide reassurance.
I Am So Brave by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Sara Gillingham is the fourth book in their empowerment series. This book focuses on overcoming fears like dogs, swimming, the dark and even saying goodbye to a parent. Told very simply, the book is about the joy of overcoming rather than the process of doing so. Still, it will encourage children to face their fears.
Sep 14, 2015 Rebecca rated it really liked it
A board book featuring an black child who is so brave! He has normal fears, but is able to get over them. Great pictures with primary colors, created for boardbook format, with just enough text.
Other books in the series
Empowerment series (4 books)