Actually I Can by Nicky Johnston

Actually, I Can – Written and illustrated by Nicky Johnston

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ISBN: 9780 98709 2670 Paperback
Subjects: Anxiety in children
Picture book 32 pages
Published by Rough Draft 2013

Being a worry bunny often stops Connor from having fun. He wishes he was confident, adventurous and brave, just like his best friend Amelia. She wants him to worry less and laugh more.

By going on an adventure, Connor discovers that he actually can.

Actually I Can is a delightful book by best selling children’s author, Nicky Johnston. Beautifully illustrated, Actually I Can takes children on Connor’s journey from being a worry bunny, who is afraid to have fun, to actually believing he can.

And any child who feels anxious, afraid of making mistakes or not as confident as others will see himself/herself in Connor. I can even see myself in Connor. Actually I Can’s message of ‘change your thoughts, to change your feelings’ is told subtly with humour that will tickle children’s funny bones.

Actually I Can is a lovely book for educators and parents to use to help children with anxiety problems. However, children of all ages will enjoy this book. It also would make a lovely bed time reading story.

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And if you missed my interview with Nicky earlier this week, just click here.

About Helen Ross

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2 Responses to Actually I Can by Nicky Johnston

  1. Honie Briggs says:

    Sounds like there are some lessons for adults in this children’s book. Nice review, Helen.

    • Helen Ross says:

      Thanks Honie. Yes, you are right – as adults (not all, of course) we worry about this and that, and forget to have fun, and just have a go. Actually I Can has a lovely message. Thanks for dropping by.

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