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Preview — Riley Knows He Can by Davina Hamilton
Riley Knows He Can
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"But what if I freeze? Or what if I walk onstage and I sneeze?" These are the kind of questions even adults ask themselves, and it's good to let children explore the concept of doubt early on. The rhyme scheme is a good way to introduce kids to some basic phonological skills.
I enjoy multi-medium artstyles a lot, and "Riley" pulls ...more
I love this book. It is equally as good as Riley Can Be Anything and although I’m a good fifty years older than the target audience, it felt like an old friend had returned to read about Riley’s new adventure.
The elements that I so appreciated in Riley Can Be Anything are present in Riley Knows He Can. The gender and ethnicity balance of the characters is wonderful, giving equa ...more
I have received a much appreciated digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a ...more
Riley is very excited that he obtained the star role in his school play. He will be projecting himself as a King and his older devoted sister Ella helps him learn all of his lines to perfection and gives her anxious and nervous little brother a wonderful piece of advice to carry him through his performance.
"Relax," Ella told him. "Let's get one thing straight:
I know you can do this, you're going to be great:
Lady Quinn and I had so much fun reading this book together. She was a fan of the pictures, of course, but also seemed to enjoy the story. She pointed ...more
Say in your head ‘I can do this I can.‘”
So Riley repeats this mantra silently on performance day and comes through just fine. For the little ones who may have some worry about being on the stage, a night with this book can surely alleviate young anxiety. The illustrations are kind of flat and don’t ...more
Riley is about to take part in his first school performance and he has stage fright. With smart advice and encouragement from his sister he overcomes his fears.
Lovely rhymes, very helpful book that tells a story about an important issue that so many children have problems with. It deals with it in a kind and gentle manner.
Also shows how helpful sister's love and support can be.
Nicely illustrated as well.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the review copy.
The former entertainment editor for UK publication, The Voice, Davina has contributed to a host of publications, both in the UK and internationally.
As a children's author, Davina has enjoyed international success with her titles, Riley Can Be Anything and Riley Knows He Can. Her books aim to inspire young readers a ...more