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TuesReviewsKids: I’m Feeling (a little bit) Shy

By Anna Milbourne, illustrated by Asa Gilland, designed by Anna Gould.

Published 2023

Like a fluttering butterfly, your intrigue will soar reading this book. It teaches kids to refocus on the positives of bravery when we feel shy. It's a healthy distraction technique.

The design is an added bonus. Cutouts fill the pages with delight, morphing one to another, as you turn the page. For example, rectangular cutout is used as a doorway from a kitchen to a lounge room on one page, and turns to a doorway from lounge room to kitchen on the next.

My only criticism is that the character skin tone looks unrealistic to the point that she looks sickly. This aside, I love the illustrations.




Hi there,

Lauren Sims is an artist and author from Brisbane, Australia. She has recently become and author and will be releasing her first book in late 2022.

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