I Don't Know Why…I Guess I'm Shy: A Story About Taming Imaginary Fears

Illustrated by J.J. Smith-Moore
Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 4415960
ISBN: 978-1-55798-596-5
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1999
Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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This lighthearted story will show children that shy feelings don't have to get in the way of having fun and making friends.

Sammy Samson is shy…too shy to speak to kind Mr. Miller, who used to be his bird-watching buddy, or to friendly Mr. Daniels, the ice cream man. But one day, when Sammy's beloved dog Sparky gets lost, Sammy forgets all about his shyness and can think only of finding his missing pup. Soon enough, he's talking to everyone!

I Don't Know Why…I Guess I'm Shy features a special section for parents that includes an extensive list of practical tips to help foster a child's social comfort and confidence.

About the Author
Barbara Cain writes about the normal feelings of children, most recently in her book Double-Dip Feelings, also published by Magination Press. Also a practicing psychotherapist, she has helped many shy children grow into confident teenagers and beyond. Ms. Cain lives with her husband in Michigan, where their children were born and raised.
About the Illustrator
J.J. Smith-Moore, illustrator and writer of more than a dozen children's books, has fond memories of her own little dog named Sparky. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two children.