There's a Big, Beautiful World Out There!
Nancy Carlson. Viking Children's Books, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-670-03580-9
Written on September 12, 2001, There's a Big Beautiful World Out There! by Nancy Carlson emphasizes overcoming fear. Though she acknowledges children's anxieties in everyday terms (""There's a lot to be scared of, that's for sure!/ There's that mean looking dog,/ and booming thunderstorms""), she also reminds readers of the good things they miss if they don't venture out (""If you hide under your covers, you won't see the rainbow after the storm"").
Reviewed on: 08/26/2002
Paperback - 32 pages - 978-0-14-240184-2
Prebound-Other - 978-0-606-32706-0
Prebound-Sewn - 32 pages - 978-1-4177-0491-0