Canadian Book Review Challenge

Noni Says No
 Heather Hartt-Sussman

This is a wonderful picture book for kids written by a Canadian author from Montreal, Canada. The story is cute and very charming with a powerful message!

The story is about a girl who has a difficult time saying no. Each time she says yes when she means to say no, she gets more upset and angry at herself. As time goes on, she gets more and more upset at herself, losing her self-confidence and self-esteem.

Many young girls have similar problems with their peers. Most of the readers will be able to relate to Noni’s difficulties and they’ll want her to learn to stand up for herself. The book is satisfying in this regard in that ultimately Noni does end up standing up for herself, and she feels so good when she does. And the reader will as well.

I love this book and its message. I intend to read I to my nieces. It will open up discussion about a very important topic as well—how to empower girls to speak their mind and not agree to do things that they don’t feel comfortable doing by saying NO when they need to.

This is an empowering book for the kind-hearted and too agreeable kid.

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth
Author and Editor

Rating: 5 stars


About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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