Celebrate trying new things with this encouraging board book from the Empowerment series!
I was scared of big dogs. Then I made a new friend. I was scared of the water. Now I love the deep end.
With relevant and charming specifics, Stephen Krensky and Sara Gillingham celebrate the achievements of overcoming fears and trying new things.
The Empowerment series addresses the small victories of growing up and starting to embrace the world on your own terms with encouraging text and retro-fresh illustrations. Celebrate the milestones of toddlerhood with the whole series.
About the Author
Stephen Krensky started writing stories for children while in college and has been happily doing it ever since. He has now written more than 130 fiction and nonfiction children’s books, including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Among his favorites are the four earlier books in the Empowerment series––Now I Am Big, I Can Do It Myself, I Know a Lot, and I Am So Brave. Stephen and his wife, Joan, raised two sons in Lexington, Massachusetts, where they are still living happily ever after. They definitely like to share whenever possible, particularly with their children and grandchildren. Sara Gillingham is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, art director, and designer who has helped publish many bestselling books. Sara has written and illustrated more than 25 titles for children, including How to Grow a Friend, Snuggle the Baby, and the Empowerment series. She lives in Vancouver with her family.
Sara Gillingham is an award-winning art director, designer, and artist who has published more than 15 books for young children. She lives with her family in British Columbia.
**STARRED REVIEW** "Gillingham's distinctive graphics, with their weathered retro aesthetic, and consistent positive reinforcement throughout make this outing another winner." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
**STARRED REVIEW** "A comforting celebration of everyday courage with lots of charm to boot." — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Cheery and empowering, this simple story should resonate with tots everywhere." — Booklist