I’m Going to Have a Good Day!: Daily Affirmations with Scarlett

Zonderkidz. Jan. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780310771296.
K-Gr 2–This is a great introduction to using daily affirmations to replace negative thoughts and doubts with positive ones. The main character is Scarlett Gray, a five-year-old TikTok star, whose most popular video is of her saying affirmations while her mother does her hair. The book opens on her family, her mother doing her hair while she recites her daily affirmations, and then follows Scarlett through her day as she has moments of doubt and negativity. In each relatable moment (riding a bicycle without training wheels for the first time, going to dance class, not wanting to wait her turn to play a video game), Scarlett remembers her affirmations and repeats them to help her through each situation. The story ends with a list of statements readers can use for their own positive journeys. Dehennin’s illustrations shine with vibrant colors, swirling banners showing the words, and detailed portraits of the family members and their emotions.
VERDICT This is an excellent addition to all collections that clearly introduces how positive statements build confidence, self-worth, and harmony.

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