Genre: Children's 4-7
Published: April 11, 2023
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review.
This is a story about a young boy who seems to not be afraid of anything, except for speaking up in class when he doesn't understand something the teacher is talking about. He doesn't want other kids to make fun of him or think that he's dumb, so he doesn't say anything. But then his grades start to suffer so the teacher pulls him aside during recess to ask what's going on. They come up with a signal for when he doesn't understand so she can still make sure he's learning, but one day she misses the signal and he has no choice but to speak up. I thought it was a good way to show kids that being brave isn't just not being afraid, but doing something even when you are afraid.
The illustrations were really bright and crisp. They looked like they may have been created digitally, but they did a great job of showing the events of the story as they happened. Overall I give this book 4.06 out of 5 stars. - Katie
JEFF TUCKER is a licensed professional counselor with experience providing mental health services to students of all ages. Jeff earned his Master’s in counseling from Louisiana Tech University and is pursuing his Doctorate in counselor education and supervision at Adams State University. Jeff is passionate about education, promoting mental health in children, and social justice issues. In 2020 he authored his first children’s book; My Name’s Sammy, and I’m no Snitch! Jeff has always been an avid reader and writer and believes in the power of books to help children thrive. Jeff lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his spouse and their spoiled dog.