The I'm Not Scared Book
The I'm Not Scared Book
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Annotation: Relates the things that can frighten children and how these fears may be overcome.
Catalog Number: #186618
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Spotlight
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Pages: 32
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-532-14373-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-532-14373-1
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2019930054
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Subject Heading:
Fear. Fiction.
Language: English
Horn Book
This catalog of children's anxieties also includes ways to overcome them: "Sometimes I'm afraid of the dark. / I'm not scared if I have a night-light... / Sometimes I'm scared on my first day of school. / I'm not scared when I make new friends." Parr's trademark brightly colored and childlike illustrations, along with the straightforward text, provide a comfortable platform for discussing fears.
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)   
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Kirkus Reviews
Word Count: 259
Reading Level: 2.2
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 2.2 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 504736 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: 450L
Guided Reading Level: H
Fountas & Pinnell: H

This title explores all things scary and assures readers that all of us are afraid sometimes. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Spotlight is a division of ABDO.

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