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Too Shy for Show and Tell by Beth Bracken, illustrated by Jennifer Bell

About the Book: A young giraffe named Sam must overcome his shyness to share in show and tell.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Too Shy For Show and Tell is a must have in your picture book collection. The story and the artwork portray the feelings of being shy perfectly and children will relate to the story. Sam is afraid of speaking in class, but he's also very shy about opening up to those around him. The illustrator portrays this perfectly as you see Sam ducking his head and not being comfortable interacting with those around him. Slowly throughout the book he gains confidence and the illustrations reflect this as well. The text is simple and wonderful. It never talks down to the reader or makes them feel strange or bad about their shyness.

I was painfully shy as a kid and was just like Sam and I could relate to this book so much. The story is very sweet and eases into the subject of being brave without feeling like its pushing readers to not be shy. The subject matter is handled perfectly and I think shy kids will relate and appreciate this tale. Recommended for shy kids (and not so shy kids) in storytime and at home.


It's a Tiger by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Jeremy Tankard

About the Book: Have you seen a tiger around here? No? That's good! Oh no, wait a minute...it's a tiger!!

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I can't wait to use It's a Tiger in storytime. The story is simple-you're traveling through the jungle but keep running into a tiger.

The text of the story just invites reading along and acting out the story as it happens-you have to run through the jungle, into a cave, across a pile of leaves-there's so much to do. This is an energy filled story that is perfect to read aloud. The bright colors and interactive text make it a great pick for storytime. I would pair it with Going on a Bear Hunt for a very noisy storytime.

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  1. Sounds like a very sweet picture book!

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  2. It's a Tiger! was my son's absolute favorite picture book from last year. It's our go-to birthday party gift right now. :)

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