Everybody is afraid of something, whether it is spiders, heights, or the dark! What other fears do these children have, and will their families and friends be able to make them feel better? An endearing rhyming tale about common children’s fears and caring for each other, featuring children of many different ethnic backgrounds....
|Title||:||Never Too Small|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Never Too Small Reviews
What a fabulous book. Teaching children how to face their fears with a simple yet memorable "ditty". I know just the school starter who will love this book and I'm sure it will help him develop a "mantra" for coping with new situations. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has a child who is showing signs of anxiety.
I received this book from a Goodreads First Reads. When I first read about this book I liked the sound of it and how it is about fears and helping those with fears as it is something that everyone has and is not something that I have noticed in a lot of children's books. I really liked how the book included lots of different fears from different children's perspectives as then it is very likely that children will relate to one of the fears and it will make them feel better knowing that they are not alone and there are lots of other children with the same worries and fears as them. I think the pictures are lovely and I like how they are all eye catching to the children. It is very nice how they show the contrast of when the child was scared and since they are not scared as it is easy for the children to see the difference it has made and that you can get over your fears. It is great that it shows that you can get help with your fears and friends and family can make you feel better about your fears and I liked the rhyming and repetitiveness throughout the book as it will stick in the children's heads that they can be made to felt good and better. The only thing that I felt was frustrating in the book was how it insinuated with the words and the pictures that all it takes to get over a fear is a letter. I can see that it may help them feel better about themselves but it's certainly not going to get rid of the fear altogether (and the pictures make it seem that all fears would be gone in an instant after reading the letter.) Overall I would give this book four stars as it is great to show children that everyone has fears and they are not alone but it would've been better if there wasn't so much mention of the letter. It maybe could've been better if we could have read the letter or if we heard what the child thought after reading the letter so that the child could see how she or he went from having a fear to not being scared at all.
I received this book through a Goodreads Giveaway, and having read it, I'm so pleased I did! Never Too Small deals with children's fears through a poem - it's beautifully written and illustrated, and is a fun way to think about your own fears and that others might be afraid of something too. For me, the best part is the normalisation of being scared of something - one of the messages is that we're all afraid of something, and it's not something to be ashamed of. I am planning to read this with my Brownies, and to use it as the basis of a session; I get the feeling I'll be pulling this book out many times!
This was a lovely book. I thought it was well thought out and had a great deal to say. Any child afraid of things should be shown this book. My hope is that it is something I can read over and over again to my child to remind him that we all get afraid sometimes and that we are never alone. I received this book as part of the Goodreads giveaways.