written by Latoya Wakefield, illustrated by Kavion Robinson
Do we ever really stop being afraid? Should we let it hold us back and not achieve our dreams? Of course not, but it is difficult getting past the fear or doubt which often leaves us wishing we had not given up. When I first opened this book, I thought that this was for younger children, but the principles and enticing illustrations make it an excellent lesson for anyone.
I shared this with my oldest child, who is 11, and found that he too could relate to Irie. It had been only a few short weeks since expressed fear of entering a new school. This is a story that will last across the ages and a must read for elementary school children.
This is refreshing little starter book, perfect for bed time reading. Latoya did an amazing job describing, in a child friendly way, how we have all dealt with fear and the process of building confidence! The positive and empowering message of "Irie" is appropriate for all ages, adults included.
A must read Rite of Passage "Irie" is a beautiful children's story about overcoming fear. It brings to light the importance of family support, in helping to overcome obstacles. This story shows in a way a child can understand and an adult can appreciate - that rite of passage, that we all experience.
About the Author
Writing since the fourth grade while attending primary school in Kingston, Latoya Wakefield found solace in her pen as she poured her thoughts and feelings onto paper. Ever since, she has done several works of short stories, articles and poems. She has several articles published in high school in a local paper called the Teen Herald. One day she had a dream of a happy-go-lucky caterpillar that could talk and so "Irie" was born. "Irie the Caterpillar" is her first children's book.
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