An earnesT, moving, and lyrical picture book that explores the journey of a shy child unlocking the power of their voice through poetry. With the guidance of a special teacher, the child discovers the beauty and strength of their own voice, even if it starts as a small whisper.
The book, written by multi-award-winning poet and Waterstones Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho, carries a powerful message, showing young readers that every voice has the potential to be powerful and beautiful, regardless of its size or shyness.
Illustrated by Allison Colpoys, whose gorgeous artwork fills every page, the story follows a child who is so introverted that she doesn't speak. With the encouragement and guidance of an enchanting and magical teacher, the child embarks on a poetic journey, learning to find her voice and discovering the courage to share her thoughts with her classmates.
"Shy" is the perfect book to encourage empathy in young readers and teach shy children that they can find the bravery within themselves. This heartwarming story will enchant and inspire readers time and time again, nurturing the belief that every voice, no matter how quiet, deserves to be heard."