Monday, November 22, 2010

A NOT SCARY Story About BIG SCARY Things

Use literature to share with children the ability to overcome fears!

Williams, C.K.
A NOT SCARY Story About BIG SCARY Things.
September 2010.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

When a little boy goes walking through a forest full of bears and snakes and wolves among other scary things, he is determined not to be afraid of the big scary monster he's been warned about. With his mind set and determined, when the big scary monster does appear, the little boy is able to talk himself out of being afraid by reminding himself that he doesn't believe in monsters. The constant reminders allow the monster to shrink in the boy's mind, so much that it turns from a monster into a cuddly little cat!

The message given to children here is very powerful and quite easily portrayed... just a little bit of confidence and braveness will go along way in helping you to overcome your fears. I think I might just have to try this one out with my preschoolers!

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style='clear: both;' Natalie Kay said...

I've never heard about this book, but it looks super cute, Thanks for sharing!

Love, Natalie