I CAN Believe in Myself

I CAN Book Series

Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 02/14/2014
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Author Biography

Miriam Laundry is a Canadian author and sought after speaker with a goal of empowering children to believe in themselves and to know they CAN! Bestselling author and mother, Miriam Laundry, writes books that inspire and empower children to make choices that promote confidence, happiness and responsibility. Miriam is the creator of the” I CAN” children’s book series.

Her book, I CAN, is making a difference in children’s lives. “I CAN Believe in Myself” became a #1 Bestseller on Amazon on its release date in June 2013 and has remained in the Top 10 since then. Her book has received many endorsements by global transformational leaders including bestselling authors, Jack Canfield (co-creator Chicken Soup for the Soul), Dr. Kevin Leman, Carol Kline and many others.

Her book has been featured on countless newspapers, blogs, radio shows and TV Stations such as CTV London, CTV Edmonton, CHCH News, Rogers TV, and Breakfast Television and is wildly popular in schools.

Miriam’s passion is to empower children through her book and her Author Appearances and presentations to schools. She teaches children about the “power of their thoughts”.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite

I CAN Believe in Myself (I CAN Book Series)by Miriam Laundry is book one of a delightful and charming children's picture book series that introduces young readers to the concepts of public speaking and self esteem. Molly avoids being the star of the day because she believes she can't speak in front of the class. She makes up excuses day after day to avoid her turn. When her friends ask her for help with things they think they can't do, Molly soon gets annoyed with the words "I can't." She realizes that she has been using the very words she dislikes. During one of her excuse explaining sessions with her teacher, Molly learns about a new machine, and uses this machine and her new dislike for the words "I can't" to take her turn as star of the day and speak in front of the class.

Miriam Laundry not only teaches children about the fear of public speaking, but she allows children to realize that if they just believe in themselves they can conquer their fears and succeed with their goals. The book's illustrations are beautiful and playfully enable readers to pay attention and understand the lesson being taught. Miriam Laundry provides readers with multiple characters who have fears of their own. This allows readers to understand that they are not alone in being afraid of something. Children often gain comfort in knowing they are not alone when going through a hardship, as small or simple as it may seem. This book would be a great resource for schools, educators, libraries, and parents or guardians. This book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

Joy Hannabass

Molly did not want to be Star of the Day so, as Mrs. Ruby was selecting the star for the next day, Molly silently begged her not to select her name. But all of the begging didn’t help Molly because guess who’s going to be Star of the Day for the next day? You are correct; it is Molly. What do you think will happen to Molly? Well, this is a good reason to pick up a copy of I Can Believe in Myself by Miriam Laundry. You will be amazed when you find all of the great tips that show you how you can believe in yourself more.

I love children’s books that teach valuable lessons and I Can Believe in Myself has very valuable lessons for all small children. I really like how each situation in this book helps a child feel good about themselves. Molly was a sweet little girl that had no confidence in herself, but by the end of this story, she had realized that she could believe in herself, that she could speak in front of the class, and that she could be Star of the Day. This is such a great book inside and out. In addition to the beautiful story, the illustrations are so adorable, with vivid colors and really precious characters. I think this would be an excellent book to add to your child’s library, and it surely needs to be in every elementary school library.