Tiny and the Big Dig
by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Matt Myers
Scholastic Press, 2018
Written in playful rhyme, Tiny, a small dog with a large heart and an “I-don’t-give-up” attitude believes he smells a big bone and can dig it up. No one, except his owner, believes small Tiny can do it. They encourage him to give up, but Tiny just keeps on digging, because he believes in himself. After digging up 3 other ‘bones’, but not the big one, he just keeps on digging until…he digs up the Big, Big bone.
With dirt flying in all directions and expressive faces, illustrations, in ink and watercolor, show Tiny’s intense excitement and determination to find the bone be knows is buried. A heartwarming tale young readers will want to read again and again.
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I Think, I Am! Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations
by Louise L. Hay and Kristina Tracy
Illus by Manuela Schwarz
Hay House, 2008
A great introduction to affirmations, written for kids, from the master of affirmations, Louise L. Hay.
The explanations are easy to understand and deal with kid’s everyday situations. From ‘I don’t like my hair. I wish it were like hers!’ to ‘I love myself just the way I am.’ From ‘breaking away from what your friends want to do,’ to ‘I stand up for what is important to me.’ Bright, colorful illustrations further develop each affirmation. The book ends with “Tips for Doing Affirmations” to encourage readers to take their affirmations to the next step.
A great book to affirm the positive.
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