I Am (Not) Scared

by Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant

Two furry creatures—one big and brown, the other small and purple—go... read more

Two furry creatures—one big and brown, the other small and purple—go back and forth debating which of them looks more scared as they wait in line to ride the Loop of Doom roller coaster. The smaller of the two points out things that are scarier (snakes, a tub of hairy spiders, hot lava, fried ants, an alien), then the roller coaster pulls in—with a snake on board! “Let’s be scared together!” Several almost wordless page spreads (except for the screams) document their wild ride while the snake sits behind them, looking just as terrified. When the ride is finally over, there’s only one thing for all three of them to do. Ride it again, of course! As with the earlier books featuring this furry duo, the mix of spare, simple text (“I am not scared. Are you?”), terrific visual storytelling, and abundant humor make this great for beginning readers as well as for storytimes. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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