With a simple but heartfelt story and engaging illustrations, this is a great book to start a discussion with a child about feeling shy or scared. Young readers will relate to Sam's fear of being laughed at but also the increase in confidence he gains when he dares to do something that scares him.
Beth Bracken is an award-winning author of books for children of all ages, from her Mom’s Choice-winning Henry Helps books for toddlers to the critically acclaimed Faerieground series for middle-grade readers. Her picture book Too Shy for Show-and-Tell was one of the 2013 Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year in the Under-Five category. Beth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and their two children.