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 Big slide
 Author: Kirk, Daniel

 Publisher:  Nancy Paulsen (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 520594 ISBN: 9780399169380
 Ages: 3-6 Grades: K-1

 Courage -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Ducks -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Little Pup is afraid to go down the big slide, but when Little Duck encourages Little Pup, Little Pup musters up enough courage with help from his friend.

   Kirkus Reviews (05/01/22)
   Booklist (07/01/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/07/22)

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Booklist - 07/01/2022 Kirk (Library Mouse series) puts his latest hero, a scrappy-looking mutt in overalls, in an urban playground with a steep red slide. The first view of the slide is harrowing, angled from the bottom with Little Pup teetering at the top. He really wants to go down that slide and spends all spring wondering if he can climb it. In summer, he gets to the top, only to panic and climb down. This is where a kind of exposure therapy comes in, with his mom helping him navigate the smaller slide of his building’s concrete banister and making a tiny cardboard slide for his toys. When Little Pup returns to the looming slide in the fall, a friend asks him to go down together. Their mutual support helps them conquer it. The illustrations give Little Pup's crisis oomph by contrasting the muted colors of the background with the deeply saturated red slide. A charming story that shows how tiny steps of repeated exposure, visualization, modeling, and practice can help kids overcome their fears. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 07/01/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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