My son and I absolutely love books! In fact, he just had a Book Fair at school yesterday and had a lot of fun picking out a couple of books to buy. So, we always enjoy getting a chance to check out new books. I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat by Max Lucado, Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez is a very cute book that’s fun to read. It helps kids learn to turn to God when they’re afraid and to realize they’re not the only ones that are afraid of things.
I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat Book Description
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From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat, a silly, fun, and faith-building picture book to help kids manage their fear or anxiety. To avoid introducing new fears to children, this whimsical story depicts a cute cat character facing fears that are fanciful or exaggerated. These silly scenarios will create talking points for parents to help their children understand what to do when they feel afraid. Kids will learn that God is good, God is near, God is here with them, and, most important, God loves them.
My 10 Year Old Son’s Opinion of I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat
My 10 year old son thought I’m Not a Scaredy Cat was a good book because, “It lists off things the cat’s afraid of and says a prayer.” The picture above was his favorite page because he thought it was funny that the guy was sprinkling sprinkles and the cat was afraid of the sprinkles.
The book is probably best for kids ages 3 – 8, but my son still enjoyed reading it with me. He was saying a lot of commentary about the pictures, as I read.
My Opinion of I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat
I thought I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat was a very cute book. I enjoyed reading it as much as my son did.
There’s a note to parents at the beginning from Max Lucado telling us why he wrote the book and how he hopes it’s a tool we can use to help our children deal with their fears. I know I need a lot of help with this because my youngest son is afraid of a lot of things, like dogs and loud noises. It’s been hard to know how to help him because I’m also scared of those same things, and I know that just fuels his fears. So, this book has been beneficial to both of us, teaching us what to do when we’re afraid.
The illustrations in I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat are just stunning! They’re big and very clear, without a lot of distraction in the background. I think each picture has just what it needs in it to tell the story. I like illustrations like that, especially when we read at night because our day has been chaotic enough, and at night, we just want to wind down and relax before bed. This story and the illustrations really help us be able to do that.
This is my favorite page in the book because my son and I both laughed at the same time when we saw this page. So, of course a page that brought us both joy, is one I loved! It’s such a cute picture depicting how we all feel so defeated when we’re afraid, but the good news is there’s a way to become happy and cheerful again, by praying to God. It’s a great message that even adults need to be reminded of because even we forget to pray in the rough times.
I’m Not a Scaredy Cat is another fantastic book from Max Lucado, just like I thought it would be (We also enjoy reading his other books, You are Mine and You are Special). I think it’s a great book you would also enjoy reading with your kids or grandkids, especially if they are afraid of anything. It helps kids learn what to do when they’re afraid without introducing them to new things to be afraid of. It teaches them how to be brave in a fun way, not a scary way, by using silly illustrations.
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Are your kids afraid of anything?