Betty can't wait to be a first-grade witch. But on the first day of school, her classmates start calling her "Itty Bitty" because she's small and still uses her kinder-broom. Betty doesn't like the nickname — or how it makes her feel itty-bitty inside. So she comes up with a BIG idea to prove herself: winning the Halloween Dash.
But when Betty starts practicing for the race, everything seems to go wrong... and every time she fails, she feels even more itty-bitty. Then she realizes that if she embraces her small size — and the broom that fits her properly — it might just give her the advantage she needs! And when she succeeds, the most important thing isn't how her classmates feel: it's how she feels about herself. This swooshing tale of perseverance and self-confidence is sure to delight anyone who's been made to feel small.
"Shaskan utilizes onomatopoeia and smartly placed rhymes to narrate Betty’s emotional journey as she battles her own self-doubts. Yan brings as much action and pop to the tale with her warm-toned digital renderings of Betty’s diverse classmates and teacher.... It is when Betty finally realizes that her perceived shortcomings are actually an advantage that she wins the acceptance of her peers — and, more importantly, herself. Caregivers and teachers will be pleased with the multiple extensions the story offers, all wrapped up in a Halloween theme." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 7|
|Author||Trisha Speed Shaskan|
|Publication Date||Jul 16, 2019|