When You’re Scared
When You’re Scared When You’re Scared
$ 18.00

A boy and his mother are camping, but the boy is just a little scared of jumping into the water. At the same time, not too far away, a hungry bear cub is a little scared of diving deep into a dumpster, where tasty snacks await.

When the boy encounters the distraught mama bear sniffing around the dumpster, he’s very scared. But so is her bear cub, who is trapped inside! Joffre’s bold, graphic artwork moves the narrative along in this mostly-wordless book full of sound effects and simple variations on a single phrase full of so many meanings (“He was scared”). The parallel stories come together when the campers, despite being scared, help rescue the cub from the dumpster.

This simple, moving story invites readers to observe expressions, body language, and details hidden in the illustrations, and encourages acting with courage and compassion―even when you’re scared.

See also The Children and the Whale and In the Darkness of the Night.

  • Ages: 3 - 7 years
  • Materials: Hardcover
  • Imprint: Tiny Owl Books
  • Author: Andrée Poulin
  • Illustrator: Veronique Joffre
  • Dimensions: 32 pages; 8.5in x 11.2in
  • Origin: Printed in China
  • ISBN: 978-1-7714-7365-1

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