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Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost)

by Beth Bracken

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Too Shy for Show-and-Tell is a story about a giraffe who likes many things, but never expresses that to his peers in school. Show-and-tell day is approaching and his fears about expressing himself, and the students reactions to his expression, cause him to try to get away with not having to present. His mom and teacher encourage him anyway and he presents and realizes that none of the horrible things he thought would happen did.

I like how this book had an undertone of stage freight and that the giraffe was able to overcome it and have a positive experience.

This would be a great story to lead into a written assignment where children recall times in their lives that they were so afraid to do something, did it anyway, and the outcome/lessons that came from that experience. For younger children this would be a great book to read prior to a show-and-tell so that children who are shy can be put more at ease and also as an example of expectations from the audience after someone has presented. ( )
  erinowens217 | Jul 19, 2016 |
“Sam was a quiet boy.
Nobody knew much about him.”

Sam was shy. He did not like to speak up. He was very worried when he knew he would have to present something to the class for show-and-tell.

“At school, Sam told Miss Emily he’d forgotten about show-and-tell.

‘I didn’t bring anything,’ he said. But that wasn’t true. His perfect show-and-tell thing was in his backpack.”

After watching other children show their special things, Sam bravely presents his special show-and-tell thing. It went well and Sam decided to bring more of his special things to share next time.

A little story to encourage those who feel shy. ( )
  debnance | Nov 23, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140486654X, Library Binding)

Sam is a quiet little boy who hates show-and-tell. Just thinking about it makes his stomach hurt. Sam must find a way to conquer his fear of show-and-tell.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:11 -0400)

Sam is so shy that nobody knows much about him, but when he must stand in front of his class for show-and-tell, he finds the courage to share.

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