Two fuzzy friends go to an amusement park. They try to convince each other that there are much scarier things than the roller coaster. Hairy spiders! Aliens! Fried ants! They soon discover that sometimes being scared isn’t as “scary” as they thought. (goodreads summary)
My favorite two creatures are featured in a third book and this time they are sharing a few fearful things before they take on the big roller coaster ride. Text is once again simple for a quick read aloud either to a group or one-on-one with opportunity to open up discussion about fears and how to overcome them. With bold illustrations and big expression, we sense how the characters are feeling and this helps make the story relate to the young reader. Just before the fuzzy pair board the roller coaster an "oh oh" moment will have the kids giggling and wondering what happens next! There are many things that are scary for kids but as these two find out together, facing them with a friend can definitely help you get through it. I always look forward to books by Anna Kang and this one did not disappoint. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 3-7~.
Title: I Am (Not) Scared!
Author: Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Pub. date: May 2017, Two Lions
Genre: picture book
Hardcover, 32 pgs.