cover image I Am Not Scared

I Am Not Scared

Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant. Two Lions, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-5039-3745-1

The bearish purple and gold stars of You Are (Not) Small and That’s (Not) Mine confront the terrors of a roller-coaster in their third picture book. Tiny riders can be spotted flying off the rails in the background, but in line, the animals accuse each other of being scared while compiling a list of truly scary things: “A pan of fried ants! An alien with pink eyes and furry teeth!” But as the animals face the Loop of Doom head on—with a “scary” snake riding with them, no less—Kang and Weyant’s message couldn’t be clearer: a little fright can be a lot of fun. Ages 3–7. [em]Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Mar.) [/em]