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Not A Scaredy Cat {A Book Review + Giveaway Too} #2017HolidayGiftGuide

**Book received for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

'Mommy, I'm scared.'

I don't know about you, but this can be a phrase that I hear a lot from my little girl. When you're little, you're still exploring the world and well... things CAN be scary!

I'm always reminding my daughter than she is never alone, but sometimes I need just a little more help to show her that in a way that she can better understand. Today I'm excited to share with you a new book that helps to do just that- I'm Not a Scaredy Cat:

I’m a big cat. I’m a strong cat. I’m not a scaredy-cat . . . except when . . .

From New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado comes I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat, a hilarious new picture book to help kids manage their fears and worries and learn to trust God.

Follow a silly series of misadventures as scaredy-cat faces his worst fears: an appalling abundance of (gulp!) yellow and pink sprinkles on his donut, an elephant on the verge of a ginormous sneeze, and the terrifyingly loud chime of a clock. For each of the fears, Max provides this reassuring child’s version of Philippians 4:6–9:

“God, you are good.

God, you are near.

God, you are here!

And, God, you love me.”

A fun read for children and parents, I’m Not a Scaredy-Cat will open doors for important conversations about fear in a nonthreatening way and help you instill godly bravery in your kids.

 They may say never to judge a book by its cover but I must admit my daughter was in love with the book at first sight. Kitty cats and donuts with sprinkles... everything she loved, drew her right in. Still, the cover might have drawn us in, but it was the fantastic story that kept us coming back over and over again. We have read many Max Lucado books over the years- adult and children's alike and have loved every one. This is no different. It offers a great rhythm and lots of repetition that kids can catch onto easily and will keep them intrigued. But most of all, it was a great message. It didn't say 'don't be scared', which can make children feel like their concerns aren't being listened to, but instead reminds us what to do when we ARE scared...to turn to God and remember that he is always there.

This is a sweet little book that would be a welcome addition to every child's collection, and a great gift to find under the tree this Christmas season.

You can purchase your copy here.

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