I Used to be Afraid by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

I Used to be Afraid

Written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Illustrated by


I Used to be Afraid by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

There are a lot of things to be afraid of in this world: spiders, the dark, being alone. In this simple, beautifully-crafted picture book, acclaimed author/illustrator Laura Vaccaro Seeger shows that what seems scary at first, can become magical. It all depends on perspective. Using die-cuts, learn that a scary spider can actually produce an intricate and gorgeous web and that sometimes the dark can transform into a magical night sky. You'll be surprised, awed, and inspired by this clever book.


Despite its small dimensions, this book suggests big determination. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Despite its small dimensions, this book suggests big determination. Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Author

Among Laura Vaccaro Seeger's many distinctive books for children are First the Egg, a Caldecott Honor Book and Geisel Honor Book; One Boy, a Geisel Honor Book; Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Green, recipient of five starred reviews. Laura lives on Long Island with her husband, Chris, their two sons, Drew and Dylan, and their dog, Copper.

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40 pages


Laura Vaccaro Seeger
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Roaring Brook Press

Publication date

5th October 2015



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