BOOK NOOK REVIEWS: I’m Worried by Michael Ian Black

TITLE: I’m Worried

AUTHOR: Michael Ian Black

ILLUSTRATOR: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster, 2019

SYNOPSIS: “Potato is worried. About everything.

Because anything might happen.

When he tells his friends, he expects them to comfort him by saying that everything will be okay. Except they don’t. Because it might not be, and that’s okay too. Still, there’s one thing they can promise for sure: no matter what happens…they will always be by his side.”

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Books don’t have to be long or tedious to make a lasting impression on a child. Michael Ian Black’s “I Am” series is a shining example of how a well written story with whimsical artwork by award-winning illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi can engage a young reader’s imagination while helping to teach a much needed coping skill. Book three, I’M WORRIED, allows children to explore their emotions in a safe, encouraging environment. This is especially important in our current world environment. I’M WORRIED is a MUST addition to any children’s library!

RATING: *****5 Stars *****

RATING SYSTEM:

1 star…probably not worth your time.

2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.

3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.

4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.

5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!





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“Eight-year-old Hailey loved wearing hats! She had a special hat for almost every adventure of the week! But what happens when she runs out of hats? Who will she be then?

HAILEY’S HATS celebrates one child’s imagination, while challenging ALL children to take another look in the mirror to see the fabulous person looking back at them!

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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.

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