Book Encourages Children to Replace
Negative Thoughts with Positive Ones
The delightful but powerful story I CAN Believe in Myself introduces young readers to Molly, who has been chosen to be the next Star of the Day in her school classroom. Most students would be proud and excited. Molly, however, is terrified! She just can’t speak in front of her class. She worries all day. She frets all night. “I can’t … I can’t,” Molly convinces herself. Or can she?
From the creative minds of Jack Canfield, international expert on self-esteem, goal setting, success and life improvement, and children’s book author Miriam Laundry, I CAN Believe in Myself gently challenges children to turn their negative thoughts into positive ones, seamlessly weaving themes of compassion, confidence and self-esteem into a relatable story about a young girl’s struggle to move beyond her comfort zone. Ultimately, Molly brings something special to show and tell, and uses it to help her fellow students—and even her teacher—overcome negative perceptions so they can have the confidence they need to do things they never thought possible.
Parents and teachers alike will appreciate the lifelong lessons contained in this beautifully illustrated book. Intended for children 6 to 11 years of age, I CAN Believe in Myself can help the young people in your life learn to believe in themselves, build self-esteem, and turn the word can’t into can!
Author Jack Canfield is an award-winning speaker and an internationally recognized leader in personal development and peak performance strategies. As the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, he’s taught millions of individuals his formulas for success. He is the author and co-author of more than 150 books (including 66 bestsellers) with more than 100 million copies in print in 47 languages around the world. His bestselling book, The Success Principles has been hailed as the new self-improvement classic.
Co-author Miriam Laundry is a sought-after speaker at schools nationwide. She and Jack Canfield collaborated to write The Big, Bad Bully and I CAN Believe in Myself. Miriam is also the author of I CAN Make a Difference and I CAN Be Me. She set a Guinness World Record on May 7, 2014, for the largest online book discussion in a 24-hour period. More than 100,000 children and adults participated in this record with the purpose of promoting positive mental health. Her books have also received numerous book awards. Miriam also focuses on mentoring new children’s book authors in publishing their books and inspiring the next generation. She is donating her proceeds from I CAN Believe in Myself to help build a school in Guatemala through Pencils of Promise.
I CAN Believe in Myself
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: February 23, 2021
Available for pre-order on Amazon.com