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A story about communication
Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 24
Themes: communication, teasing, self-confidence, reptiles, fear
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Apr/2015
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Kamal tries everything to avoid his school trip to the live reptile exhibit, but nothing works. His fear of being teased is almost as big as his fear of reptiles. Finally, in desperation, he communicates in a way everyone understands. His teacher and classmates respond to his outburst with support, finally understanding that he needs their help in order to feel comfortable.

CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Young audiences of this book will relate to the idea of having fears that they may find difficulty in expressing. Seeing Kamal find his voice, and truly be heard, may help young readers find their own confidence to express themselves.
Canadian Children's Book News
Though Cole employs a straightforward approach to telling the stories [in the I'm A Great Little Kid series], their content is anything but simplistic. The author provides plenty of fodder for course content for character-education programs and thought-provoking and insightful classroom discussions about ethics, morals and values.
CanLit for Little Canadians
If Never Give Up and Reptile Flu are an indication of the wisdom and significance of the I’m a Great Little Kid series–even the series name works to promote a positive message!–I think all youngCanLit readers and their parents and teachers should be anticipating more worthwhile titles to add to their libraries, personal and school.

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