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5 stars for Sticky Icky Vicky - Courage over Fear by @IckyBooks #kidlit #childrensbooks #bookreview

Title: Sticky Icky Vicky - Courage over Fear

Author: Alysia and Michael Ssentamu

Genre: Children’s Books

Book Blurb:

Mom's Choice Award® Gold Medal Recipient

Sticky Icky Vicky loves the outdoors, playing in the mud and rolling down hills. But when it comes to water, her fear prevents her from joining in the fun. When she receives an invitation for a party at a water park, Vicky really wants to go - but first she has to face her fear.

Will Sticky Icky Vicky have the courage to get over her fear once and for all?

Advanced Reviews

“I love the rhyming throughout the story. I love how the characters were very diverse. The illustrations were appropriate for this age group. I recommend this book to 6 to 12 year olds. I give this book five stars.”– Queenie Clem

“Sticky Icky Vicky is a very child-friendly take on inner-voice and the concept of fear! I especially liked the conversation tips for parents/educators at the end of the book! Wonderful illustrations throughout!”– Darcie Jenkins

“This book is so so lovely. The illustrations just draw you in. I read this book to my preschool class this morning and got some lovely discussions going. It really is amazing how a book can evoke feelings in people, even as young as 3!”– Ginny Mcpherson

“I cannot rave about this book enough. Own voices, multiracial family, overcoming fears in a realistic way, gorgeous attention-grabbing illustrations?? YES. ALL OF THE YES. I will be raving about this to everyone I know.”– Kristin Olsen

“The illustrations are vibrant, colourful and full of emotion. The positive message of the book inspires and offers hope. It will open up conversations about facing your fears and always believing in yourself. I highly recommend this book.”– Marilyn Panton, Storywraps Blog

“The colourful illustration is easy to understand by the youngest readers. Well written, with lots of rhymes which makes the whole story more enjoyable. I think the book is a ‘must read’ position on the children list.

Beneficial is a section with statements and questions at the end of the book, which means help children talking about fear.”– Anna Vane

My Review:

While Vicky loves playing in the mud, she has a fear of water. Can she overcome her fear so she can go to the waterpark party? Vicky is an outdoor girl who doesn’t mind getting dirty. She adores rolling down hills and playing in the muck. She has one thing, though, that petrifies her: water. When she gets invited to a party taking place at a waterpark, she feels conflicted. She really wants to go but the negative voice in her head tries to talk her out of going. Can Vicky grab a hold of her inner courage to silence the negative thoughts while overcoming her fear?

Sticky Icky Vicky - Courage over Fear is a delightful story for children the whole family will enjoy. The illustrations are expressive, colorful, and imaginative. I’m not sure if it is hand-drawn or computer-generated but the illustrations are gorgeous. I especially liked how realistic the expressions are. The words are lyrical and in bold letters which makes it easy for kids to read along. The plot progresses at a good pace with important life lessons intertwined. Children will relate to Vicky on so many levels. Sticky Icky Vicky - Courage over Fear is a wonderful tale and one I highly recommend!

Age-appropriate for children six to ten.

My Rating: 5 stars

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Author Biography:

Michael and Alysia are husband and wife health professionals who live in the Australian capital, Canberra, with their children, a dog, an African grey parrot, two turtles and some chickens.

In 2019, they decided to write a book that inspired children to believe that, no matter what, they had the power to choose to overcome their fears. The consequences of the choices we make will shape our behaviour and shape our lives into what we will become.

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Reviewed by: Mrs. N

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