I Believe In You
When faced with all those small frustrations in daily life, it can be easy to lose patience with yourself and to give up. This positive and affirming picture book is a reminder to believe in yourself, and in the importance of lending a helping hand whenever you can.
Debbie is having a tricky day; she has lost her shoes, forgotten her pencil case, her spellings are confusing, and everything seems to be going wrong! But luckily, Debbie is surrounded by family, teachers and friends who believe in her and remind her of all the things she can achieve when she puts her mind to it.
A gentle story with a massive confidence boost built in, this picture book is a lovely reminder for young readers of the power of asking, receiving and giving help. Grace Enemaku’s colourful and expressive illustrations allow the reader to truly empathise with Debbie as she overcomes all the obstacles that her day throws at her.
I Believe In You has a simple but important message of self-belief and actively remembering that we are all capable of achieving great things. Somorin’s positive affirmation, ‘Look at all the things you can do. I believe in you,’ is a refrain this reviewer will be repeating to herself and gladly sharing with all the small children in her life. This picture book is essential for every classroom.