A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
It's OK to be scared about some things. Having a good friend and being a good friend are important.
Positive Role Models
Rabbit supports Bear and is patient with Bear's fears.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that I'm Not Scared, You're Scared!, by comedian and late-night host Seth Meyers, is a funny, touching, brightly illustrated story about friendship and facing fears. Bear's fear of just about everything doesn't bother the more adventurous Rabbit, which is a good reminder to readers that friendships can be strengthened by differences as well as things friends have in common. This is a great read-aloud book. There's a good amount of text on each page, and some of the vocabulary ("reflection," "chirping," "delicious") could be challenging for emerging readers.
Is It Any Good?
With funny illustrations and a kind, silly story about facing fears and being patient, Bear and Rabbit show young readers that it's OK to be scared, and that friends look out for each other. I'm Not Scared, You're Scared! is a touching adventure between two friends with tons of laughs along the way. The illustrations are a delight: colorful and expressive, with small details to enjoy on every page.
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