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Too Shy for Show-and-Tell
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell
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Too Shy for Show-and-Tell

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.

GenreRealistic Fiction
Reading LevelGrades K-3
Interest LevelGrades PreK-1
Lexile LevelAD 470L
ATOS Level2.4
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #145312
Text TypeLiterature: Narrative
BrandLittle Boost
Page Dimensions10" x 10"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $23.99 School/Library Price

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Newsletter - Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

"The colorful illustrations cover the pages and depict the characters' emotions in sensitive ways. A comforting story for shy children." - Children's Literature Comprehensive Database Newsletter

August 1, 2012

School Librarian's Workshop, "It Happened In School" - Hilda K. Weisburg, M.L.S.

"Shy kids will empathize with Sam. This is also a great title to use when you need to explain how people interact differently and the importance of getting to know someone without judging them." - School Librarian's Workshop, "It Happened In School"

June 1, 2013


Reading Today Online - Karen Hildebrand

"Sam did not like talking in front of people and that is why he hated show-and-tell. When his teacher, Miss Emily, announced that Friday would be show and-tell day, Sam started to worry. . . .As Sam watched the other kids share their things on Friday, he did work up the courage. He showed the picture of his new dog that he had named Chocolate because that was his favorite kind of cake. Everyone clapped and Sam was already thinking of the truck he would show next time for show-and-tell." - Reading Today Online

May 29, 2013

A Picture Book a Day blog - Natalia Ortega-Brown

"...a sweet story to share with the pre-k and lower elementary classrooms, as well as with the shy kids at home. The illustrations by Bell are tender and welcoming…" - A Picture Book a Day blog

November 23, 2011


2013 Best Children's Books of the Year

"Young Sam is scared to share before the class and tries to avoid it. How will he do when it is his turn? Humorous illustrations." - 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year

May 1, 2013

Working Mother - Lela Nargi

"For a shy child, nothing induces dread like being forced to speak up in front a classroom full of peers. A gentle tale about overcoming for small, gentle souls." - Working Mother

June 19, 2014


Booklist Online - Hazel Rochman

"The colorful, uncluttered illustrations of the animal characters express the shy kid’s awkward feelings with body language that says it all. . . .The story of the shy giraffe will connect with kids who love those exciting moments, and those who dread messing up." - Booklist Online

December 28, 2011


Creative Child magazine

2011 Creative Child Award, Preferred Choice Award

November 1, 2011

Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize

2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize

May 1, 2012

Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education

Young Sam is scared to share before the class and tries to avoid it. How will he do when it is his turn? Humorous illustrations 2013 Best Children’s Books of the Year  

May 1, 2013

Beth Bracken

Beth Bracken

Beth Bracken is an award-winning author of books for children of all ages, from her Mom's Choice-winning Henry Helps books for toddlers to the critically acclaimed Faerieground series for middle-grade readers. Her picture book Too Shy for Show-and-Tell was one of the 2013 Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year in the Under-Five category. Beth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and their two children. 

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