I'm a big cat. I'm a strong cat. I'm not a scaredy-cat . . . except when . . .
From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat, a hilarious new picture book to help kids manage their fears and worries and learn to trust God.
a silly series of misadventures as scaredy-cat faces his worst fears:
an appalling abundance of (gulp ) yellow and pink sprinkles on his
donut, an elephant on the verge of a ginormous sneeze, and the
terrifyingly loud chime of a clock. For each of the fears, Max provides
this reassuring child's version of Philippians 4:6-9:
"God, you are good.
God, you are near.
God, you are here
And, God, you love me."
A fun read for children and parents, I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat will open doors for important conversations about fear in a nonthreatening way and help you instill godly bravery in your kids.
Lucado's insightful writing introduces truths in a fresh way. In his
newest children’s picture book, he helps children deal with fears by
using humor and pointing toward prayer. He balances the difficult task
of writing about scary things for young children without using examples
such as monsters that might scare kids even more.
In this playful
book with fun illustrations, young kids can feel good about their own
fears when they compare them to the scaredy-cat who fears small things
that don’t seem scary. If you have kids who are timid, this book can
help put some of their fears into perspective. And the simple prayer
repeated throughout the book gives children a concrete action to deal
with their fears.
I wasn’t sure if kids could relate to being
afraid of the sprinkles on donuts, but I think kids will relate to the
concept that this cat has funny and unique fears, just like they do.
Recommended, particularly for children working through any fears.
- Goodreads, Deb Gruelle, author of Ten Little Night Stars (Zondervan/HarperCollins)