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A while back I had the pleasure of reviewing a book called Millie Fierce written and illustrated by Jane Manning. It is a book that my kids have loved for a long time now. When I was contacted to review the second Millie Fierce book called Millie Fierce Sleeps Out, I was excited to be able to do so. Since the last review I had a new baby and named her Millie. 🙂 We will be sure to love these Millie Fierce books for a long time to come.
In the first Millie Fierce book, Millie has to learn that being fierce is not a good thing and can cause you to lose friends. Her fierceness got a little bit out of control. This time, however it may prove to be a good thing. In Millie Fierce Sleeps Out, Millie is having a back yard camp out with her friends. She promises to be well behaved but is worried about losing control when things are not going as planned. There are spiders in the food, her friends eat all of the s’mores, and it starts to rain. Millie is trying so hard to be good and not lose her cool. Millie’s fierceness turns out to be a good thing, though. The girls get scared when they hear animal noises. Millie races out and uses ALL of her fierceness to scare away the awful creature outside (which ends up being the neighbor’s dog). Millie’s saves the camp out by being extra fierce and makes them all a lot less afraid. This book would be a great one to read on a campus or on a summer night in the back yard! It is great to help kids overcome their night time fears as well.
What I love about the Millie Fierce books is that it is a great way to teach kids about anger and how to deal with anger issues. We all get angry sometimes, we just need to learn how to deal with it. Millie is learning that lesson. She has grown up a bit from the last book and shows that she can control her frustrations sometimes. I think these books are darling, and a great lesson for kids!
The illustrations are just as lovely as the previous Millie Fierce book. Jane Manning is truly creative!!
About the Author: Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children’s books, including Millie Fierce; Little Goblins Ten written by Pamela Jane; and the bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She is usually very well behaved, but every once in a while, Jane turns fierce, just like Millie.
I received this book for free from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
I’ve found this book SO TIMELY with my 3 year old! As you said, it’s a great tool to talk about emotions, of which my 3 year old has many. 🙂
Thanks for being on the tour!