Thursday, March 30, 2017

I Am (Not) Scared by Anna Kang Review and Prize Pack Giveaway

I Am (Not) Scared 
by Anna Kang
Illustrated by Christopher Weyant
Published March 21, 2017
Two Lions
Hardcover Picture Book
32 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Two fuzzy friends go to an amusement park. They try to convince each other that there are much scarier things than the roller coaster. Hairy spiders! Aliens! Fried ants! They soon discover that sometimes being scared isn’t as “scary” as they thought. With expressive illustrations and simple text, this giggle-inducing tale about (not) being scared features the endearing characters from the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small.

My Thoughts
Which is scarier... riding a huge roller coaster or snakes? How about riding a huge roller coaster WITH a snake? This the third book in the "I Am (Not)..." series. These two adorable characters are together again to discuss being scared and scary things in general. 
The story is told with simple, sparse text. It is written in a large font and contains many high frequency words making it easier for young readers to read. The characters themselves are friendly, furry creatures of two distinctly different sizes. The backgrounds are white, making the colorful illustrations the main focus. 
This book (and series) presents feelings in a way that young children can relate to. The books open the door to lots of great dialogue possibilities. 
I would recommend I Am (Not) Scared for ages 2-7. 

About the Authors
Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant are the creators of two other books featuring these characters: Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small and That’s (Not) Mine. Christopher’s work can be seen regularly in The New Yorker magazine and his cartoons are syndicated worldwide. This husband-and-wife team lives in New Jersey with their two daughters and their Bich-Poo. Visit them at and
Twitter: @annakang27 @chrisweyant05
Instagram: annakangbooks; christopherweyant   
Facebook: Anna Kang - Author; Christopher Weyant

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I would like to thank Two Lions and Blue Slip Media for offering a giveaway prize pack. Pack includes squeeze balls, two plush characters and a copy of the book!
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