Book Review/Giveaway: Captain Courage and the Fear-Squishing Shoes. Ends March 31st.
Captain Courage and the Fear-Squishing Shoes by Stacey Marshall, art by Michelle Morse.
About the Book: In the story, a precocious third grader named Katie shrivels during various common scenarios at her new school–show and tell, chatting in the lunchroom, presenting/participating in class, the playground scene. That is, until a unique superhero swoops in to the rescue, demonstrating how to have self confidence and courage.
My Review: Katie and her family just moved to a new town and it was her first day at Blythe Elementary school. While the other students were excited about their first day back at school, Katie felt intimidated. Even the smiles of the teachers didn’t seem to put her at ease. She didn’t have the confidence to take part in the classroom activities and barely made a sound during lunch time. Then things changed during the classroom show-n-tell time, the principal, Mr. Magico was wearing his superhero costume and sat beside Katie. After a brief conversation with Katie, she found the confidence and spoke with a loud voice showing off her harmonica for show-n-tell.
Some children do feel alone when they move to a new school. But this book provides a great tool to help them in situations like Katie’s. The book gives three tips. To use a strong voice: To sound confident, take a deep breath before speaking and use a loud clear voice. Pretend to be confident, even if you are scared: Stand up straight, and smile at your audience and finally make eye contact. These are great tips for starters, and useful for classroom teaching.
About the Author: Stacey Marshall started her own public speaking company in 1995. She has conducted public speaking training and seminars within major corporations across the country, plus media training for Division I and Olympic athletes. Stacey has also used her knowledge and expertise to help business leaders, politicians, litigators, actors, broadcasters and many others find and hone their natural presentation styles for more effective communication. In addition, she has worked with children and teenagers to develop confident speaking in formal and informal situations in school and in life.
An author, former broadcaster and motivational speaker, Stacey is also a winner of the Women Executives International “Speak Out”. She earned her degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill. http://www.captaincourage.com/author.php
Check out Stacey’s humorous video about the way kids communicate today vs. in the past: http://youtu.be/g6PGMFuAvD4
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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