What can we do when that cold little voice inside our own head tells us that we aren't good enough or smart enough to matter? Or when the voice tells us that we'll never succeed, that we look
What can we do when that cold little voice inside our own head tells us that we aren't good enough or smart enough to matter? Or when the voice tells us that we'll never succeed, that we look weird, that we're too tall or too short, that we can't do anything right?
Sometimes all it takes is a bit of self—acceptance and love to make that cold little voice warm right up so that we can become our own best friend.
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Alison Hughes is a veteran writer of picture books and novels, including What Matters, Spare Dog Parts, and Gerbil Uncurled. Her novel Hit the Ground Running was nominated for the Governor General's award in 2017. As a writer, she has drawn on her experience working at a human rights centre, a court of appeal, and an NGO for people with disabilities.
Jan Dolby is an internationally published illustrator. Her whimsical illustrations can be found in the Gabby series of picture books as well as Lucky Me! and Below the Belt.
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"This book is a fabulous conversation starter for a very important topic. My kids were thrilled to hear their own experiences with a voice of doubt in this book."
— Kiss the Book blog
"Glad this book was created! The Cold Little Voice calls out that negative inner voice we all experience, shows how empty its claims are, & teaches kids to redirect thoughts toward their inner positive voice & friends who let that positive voice sing."
— Read. Learn. Repeat.
"We can be our own worst enemy, as the cold little voice illustrates in this story of self-acceptance and self-love...It's up to us to warm up that stabbing cold and this sweet story shows us how."
— City Parent