Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Book Review: When No One Is Watching
Author: Eileen Spinelli
Illustrator: David A. Johnson
Book Description: When no one is watching, it's easy to be brave — to dance and sing, growl and cheer. But when everyone's watching, this book's shy young narrator finds it far easier to hide. With her best friend, Loretta, though, she doesn't feel shy, embarrassed, awkward, or odd — not one bit. Together they're like two peas in a pod, whether anyone's watching or not.
Any readers who have felt shy will certainly recognize themselves within the pages of this adorable book, which will encourage even the most timid of audiences with its celebration of the value of a good friend.
Why It's On My Bookshelf: Kids who struggle with shyness need me, especially in school. Children can be helped when we set an optimistic tone for them. So I'm always looking for books reminding kids they are awesome the way they are. So how can I help shy kids? With a great new book by Eileen Spinelli - When No One is Watching. When students have a connection to a story it can open doors for them. Books can help release feelings of fear. I'm a believer.
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