I Used to Be Afraid

By SEEGER, Laura Vaccaro

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ISBN
9781596436312
Publisher
Roaring Brook Neal Porter Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2015  |  Picture Books

PreS-Gr 1—A short but cleverly designed tale about a little girl who overcomes her fears by looking at scary things from another perspective. Illustrated with Seeger's signature acrylic paint collages with die-cuts, each spread alternates between the phrase "I used to be afraid of [the scary thing in question]" and the cutout of the scary object, and the ne...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2015

Seeger uses rich color and intriguing die-cuts in a picture book that will resonate emotionally for many children. The young narrator starts by talking about something many people are afraid of: "I used to be afraid of SPIDERS." A double-page spread depicts the girl looking horrified at a large spider dangling from the ceiling. With the turn of the page—which employs a die-cut in the shape of a spider—the spider shows up against a large, beautifully woven web, and the girl says, "But not ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

"I used to be afraid of SPIDERS," begins the horrified narrator, looking at a large spider dangling from the ceiling. After a page turn--employin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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