No Biggy!: A Story About Overcoming Everyday Obstacles by Elycia RubinNo Biggy!: A Story About Overcoming Everyday Obstacles by Elycia Rubin

No Biggy!: A Story About Overcoming Everyday Obstacles

byElycia RubinIllustratorJosh Talbot

Hardcover | February 6, 2018

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The empowering book sweeping the nation that’s helping kids and parents successfully manage frustration.

Getting frustrated is a part of life! And, whether Kiki is working on squeezing toothpaste right onto her toothbrush, getting the zipper to slide all the way up her jacket, or spreading cream cheese on a bagel, she learns to take a deep breath, say "No Biggy!," and try again—after all, things don't always go exactly as expected on the first try!

Kiki even teaches her mom and dad a thing or two—yes, grown-ups get frustrated, too! Bright and encouraging illustrations picture Kiki throughout her day, right up to her big bedtime bubble bath. Filled with love and positivity, No Biggy! is certain to become the go-to, favorite saying in your home.
Elycia Rubin is the author of successful style guides Frumpy to Foxy in 15 Minutes Flat (Fair Winds Press) and Curves Rule and Flat Is Fabulous as well as a lifestyle expert who has been featured in Cosmo, Marie Claire, People, and more. She lives in Los Angeles with her family, who has been saying “No Biggy!” for the last 5 years with...
Title:No Biggy!: A Story About Overcoming Everyday ObstaclesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.38 × 10.38 × 0.34 inPublished:February 6, 2018Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1635650488

ISBN - 13:9781635650488


Editorial Reviews

"This book is all about having a positive outlook and provides a great lesson for kids and adults alike: Don't sweat the small stuff. Life will give you little obstacles, and sometimes, the best thing to do is just to say, "No Biggy!"--Brit + Co "A girl faces challenges throughout the day, but two little words prove to be aneffective coping tool. From the toothpaste falling off her toothbrush to a pageripping in her favorite book, there are lots of things that make Kikifrustrated. Instead of throwing a tantrum she says, "No biggy!" These wordshelp her to refocus. The self-calming strategy even helps Kiki's parents afterthe dog gets mud all over the house, and when her bubble bath creates a mess inthe bathroom. The richly colorful, pastel-themed cartoon art illustrations inmostly shades of pink and orange are humorous and will appeal to children.Young children will understand the characters' emotions, which are conveyed intheir facial expressions and change with their evolving moods. The first signs of frustration beginning are clear in Kiki's body language (arms crossed,shoulders hunched), which may help children identify these signals inthemselves. Certain words are oversized and in color; they pop off the page andreinforce Kiki's emotions when frustrated ("grunt," "huff and puff"), and aftersaying "No biggy!" ("makes me feel better," "really happy"). The story has a great message for children-and adults-to maintain perspective when things go wrong.VERDICT A solid choice that highlights a positive way to manage frustration. A good choice for one-on-one and small group ­sharing."--School Library Journal