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When I Was A Child I Was Always Afraid
This month is National Poetry Month! We are celebrating by sharing some of our favorite poetry books. This week we are sharing an amazing picture book titled ‘When I Was A Child, I Was Always Afraid’ written by Michael Cascio illustrated by Bentley Wong.
‘When I Was A Child, I Was Always Afraid’ written by Michael Cascio illustrated by Bentley Wong, is a poem brought to story form to encourage kids to conquer their fears. In this story a little boy is afraid of almost everything, the attic, the basement, even the tree outside his window. He talks to his Dad, and his dad helps him understand he has nothing to be afraid of.
We loved the rhythm and rhyme of this story. It was definitely a great story for both of my kids as they struggle sometime conquering their fears. It has a perfect rhythm for right before bed. They read this book together numerous times and would talk to each other about what they were afraid of and how they get face them. It was adorable. The illustrations are really fun and colorful. We loved how in the beginning the illustrations are a little darker and creepier than at the end they are brighter and more cheerful. I loved how the story encourages children to go to their parents and talk to them about their fears. It is important to remind kids to go to their parents or a trusted adult with things that bother them.
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