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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite
A little girl discovers that sometimes it pays to slow down and wait in the enchanting children's picture book, Impatient Patience (What I Tell Myself) by Michael A. Brown. Patience is an eight-year-old girl with a penchant for always rushing through life. Her older sister tries to warn Patience that it isn't nice to always hurry others simply because she wants everything to happen now. But the headstrong Patience doesn't listen to her sister. Her mother tries to tell her that it isn't a good idea to expect everyone to do what she wants when she wants it, but Patience doesn't heed her mother's warning, either. She likes to go fast, do things faster, and get things the fastest. So, what happens if Patience continues rushing through life? Will she learn how to slow down and enjoy life before it is too late?
Discover the virtue of patience in the inspiring picture book, Impatient Patience (What I Tell Myself) by Michael A. Brown. The beautifully drawn illustrations are colorful and engaging and add a touch of enchantment to a delightful story. I instantly fell in love with the main character, the precocious and easily relatable Patience. The text flowed superbly, making the book enjoyable to read aloud to young children. The story progresses at an easy and fun pace, holding younger readers captivated and entertained. The author does an excellent job teaching a valuable lesson while keeping the story amusing and younger readers involved in the plot. The underlying message is a gentle reminder to both adults and children to slow down, relax, and allow things to come in their own timing, instead of always trying to rush everything. I recommend this delightfully charming book to children ages three to six years old.