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Summary: This collection of affirmations helps children see the positive in who they are and what they can do. This is a book for building self-confidence, as well as explaining the value of positively engaging the world.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Started reading with child who is 3½ years old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/He wanted to keep reading and got very excited the first time we read it. Subsequent readings were harder to get through.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a great book for arming kids with "sound bites" about themselves. The illustrations excellent complement the material.
Pros: This is a positive, fun book, without being over the top. It gives parents a way to reinforce behavioral instruction, without sounding like a parent.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a book that will come in handy in a lot of ways, for a very long time!