Facing Your Fears Makes Them All Go Away A Review of the Book "When I was a Child I was Always Afraid"

<span class="entry-title-primary">Facing Your Fears Makes Them All Go Away</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">A Review of the Book "When I was a Child I was Always Afraid"</span>

Thank you to author Michael Cascio for sending me this Book for review.  As always all thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own.


One of the greatest ways to help your child learn from the very beginning of their beautiful little life is through the magic of books.

I have always loved reading and have incredibly fond memories of “reading” stories before bedtime with my parents. (Technically I just kind of memorized the stories in the beginning and parroted them back, but hey! That’s still learning in and of itself.)

And now, I hope to pass that love of literature on to my own children.

That is why, when author Michael Cascio reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to review his book, “When I was a Child I was Always Afraid”, I was thrilled at the opportunity.

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It is a lovely story about taking the time to face your fears. It takes the everyday fears of young children and shines a light on them, essentially debunking them.

Cascio draws from his own life experiences and the advice of his father to create this adorable tale.

While the general theme is a bit advanced for Reef and Roxy at this age, the bright and colorful illustrations really drew them in and held their attention.

The story itself, is laid out in a rhyming fashion and all in all is just a very sweet tale of bravery to share with your little ones.

We love it and it has been a requested read by Reef many times!

With the holidays coming up this would be a great gift for any family with little ones running around.

To purchase a copy of this wonderful book please head here.

Title: When I was A Child I was Always Afraid
Author: Michael Cascio
Illustrator: Bentley Wong
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication Date: January 2017
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
For ages: 4 – 8 years
Type: Fiction



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