Thursday, January 28, 2021

I Can Handle It! by Laurie Wright (Book Review and Giveaway!)

This is the perfect book to help young ones especially in this time of pandemic. And its message is helpful for both young and old! 

Book Details:

Book Title: I Can Handle It! (Mindful Mantras) by Laurie Wright
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 32 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Laurie Wright
Release date: August 2016
Tour dates: Jan 25 to Feb 5, 2021
Content Rating: G This children's book is for everyone.

Book Description:

Your child will incorporate the idea of 'I Can Handle It' almost immediately after reading this book, even in our current uncertain times. After reading this book, they will have great ideas for how to ‘handle’ tough situations! When they are tired of having to stay home, they will think 'I can handle it'! When they are missing their friends, they will think 'I can handle it'! When they are feeling worried about the future, they will think 'I can handle it'! Even if they aren't saying the words out loud, this mantra will become a part of their self-talk. Over 300 5-star reviews say so! Positive self-talk is vital for improving and maintaining strong mental health which is exactly what the world needs right now. Help your child feel emotionally strong along with Sebastien, and provide a tool to help them get through these challenging times. And because parents have such a difficult and important job, this book includes updated free resources.

My Review:
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I Can Handle It! is the perfect book to help young ones especially in this time of pandemic. And its message is helpful for both young and old! 

Sebastian is a young boy who goes through various emotions, for example, being sad when his best friend is mad at him or frustrated when adults don't listen. He then goes through various scenarios about how he will handle them. Some are funny or silly and others are simple but powerful solutions on dealing with these emotions or situations. I love that the author names specific emotions, such as annoyed, ashamed, miserable and cranky. This helps children recognize and voice how they are feeling in an intellectual way rather than just feel the emotion in a physical way. When a child learns how to be specific about what he/she is feeling, such as "I am feeling lonely" or "I am feeling scared", then these specific emotions can be addressed as well as their underlying cause.

I was truly impressed by this book. With a few sentences, it demonstrates to a child that when problems arise there are ways of coping and dealing with them and it's up to us to choose how to handle them. "I can handle it": four small words that can help us believe in ourselves. I'm a big fan of positive psychology. The earlier in life we learn how to positive self-talk the better it is for our mental health.

I Can Handle It! is an excellent resource book and would make a good addition to any home or school library. Highly recommended.

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Meet the Author:

Children's author and book marketing coach, Laurie Wright is a silly but smart, busy mom of three who laughs at her own jokes just a bit too much. The minivan is her sanctuary, and the only place she can sing out loud without being shushed. She’s known for her short term memory and extreme love of chips and dip. Usually on her best behavior, watch out when her filter wears off! Never without her laptop and a notebook. Trust her with your kids and your books, but not your coffee!

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