Saturday, January 27, 2018
By: Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
Illustrated by: Matthew Holm
Published by: Penguin Random House
Released on: August 22, 2017
Ages: All Young Readers
Series: My First Comics
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Rating: 5 Owlets - We loved it!
A copy of this book was provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for my honest review
The fourth board book in Matthew and Jennifer L. Holm's My First Comics series! I'm Scared teaches young children a simple lesson about overcoming fears and trying something new.
In I'm Scared, Chilly the snowflake is a real worrywart. He is scare of everything! The reassuring narrator in this simple, comic book-style board book gently shows Chilly that sometimes, to have fun, it is important to face your fears and try something new!
Matthew and Jennifer L. Holm are the bestselling creators of Babymouse and Squich, and Jennifer is the author of novels such as The Fourteenth Goldfish. The Eisner Award-winning siblings use panel frames, speech balloons, and thought bubbles to teach children how to read a story. Be sure to look for the other My First Comics Books: I'm Grumpy, I'm Sunny!, and I'm Silly!
Another great book in the My First Comics Series! I'm Scared is a quick and enjoyable read for any young reader. Following the fears of Chilly, the snowflake, may seem a little silly but most young readers will connect to his fearful emotions. We loved when Chilly finally decides to overcome those fears and make new friends and try something new.
The pictures are creative, comedic and perfect for children. The comic-book style is engaging and also teaches emerging readers to read left to right and top to bottom. The word bubbles and sound effect words make this book fun for anyone to read. We love when books also are effective teachers, and the discussion of emotions in this series is great way to help children identify emotions. The book created an easy atmosphere into a discussion on what scares us and how can we be brave like Chilly. We enjoyed this read and we love the teachable moments from this book!