BElieve in YOUrself!


Children - General
40 Pages
Reviewed on 11/09/2019
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Amy was a sparkly girl. She sparkled wherever she went. Amy loved school and storytime was the best part of school for her. On Monday, Amy's teacher read a story about dinosaurs and Amy wanted to be a T-Rex when she grew up. Everyone laughed when she said that and Amy heard someone saying she was not strong enough to be a T-Rex. She was angry and sad. On Wednesday, her teacher read another story and it was about unicorns. After listening to the story, Amy wanted to be a unicorn when she grew up. The other kids laughed at her, saying she was only a girl and lacked the magical qualities needed to be a unicorn. Amy was sad. On Friday, Amy's teacher had a special story on mermaids. Amy was sure she could be one because she was a good swimmer. The other kids laughed even harder when she said she wanted to be a mermaid because they thought she was fat and mermaids were beautiful. Amy sat down and cried, and her tears washed away her sparkle. What happened when she visited Bubby, her grandma, on Saturday?

BElieve in YOUrself! by Tammi Croteau Keen with Amy Rosvally is an uplifting and encouraging story for children who lack confidence and do not believe in themselves. The story of Amy will motivate children to write their own story instead of listening to others, and being their own kind of beautiful. Archangelo Crelencia's colorful and charming illustrations breathe life into the story, the characters, and the concept and make it a wonderful book for young readers. This book can be used as a good educational tool by tutors and parents to help children understand that beauty, strength, and magic come from within in a beautiful way.