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
Content Rating: G. This children’s book is for everyone.
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.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I Can Handle It! is not only a cute book and fun to read, but it can help children to handle anything. It should help them to incorporate the “I can handle it” mantra into their lives. Even now, I remember the frustration I felt sometimes as a child when upset or cranky and not knowing how to deal with it. This book has great suggestions for children to try and handle anything on their own!
Each issue starts with I’m <name of the issue> when... For example: I’m sad when my best friend is mad at me. I can handle it. The next page lists ways Sebastien comes up with to deal with the issue. In this case: I can give him a hug. I can try to make him laugh. I can draw a picture! I can handle it. Each suggestion has a picture of Sebastien acting it out. It’s adorable! Not all of Sebastien’s solutions are serious. Some may cause a giggle or two, but that makes the book more fun!
I highly recommend I Can Handle it! It’s a great resource, and it’s easy to read so that children can go back to it again and again.
About 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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