It's Okay Not to Know

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$20.99  $19.52
Peanut Butter Publishing
Publish Date
8.5 X 11.0 X 0.25 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
As a Chinese girl growing up in the United States in the 1970s, the children's books that author Brenda Do read featured white kids, and even at that age, it impressed upon her that she didn't look like any of the characters. With this in mind as an adult, it was her aim to create a children's book that fostered self-love and self-empowerment, one that every child could relate to and see themselves in the story. Her poignant illustrated story, It's Okay Not to Know, is the result of that goal and encourages children to treat themselves and others with greater compassion.After years in corporate sales, Brenda is a copywriter by trade, often distilling complex messages into more digestible content, not unlike the social-emotional learning (SEL) lesson she conveys in her book. Hailing from the Seattle, Washington, area, when she isn't writing powerful children's stories, she enjoys traveling, playing tennis, hiking, and all things food-related-reading, cooking, and of course, eating.

Readers' Favorite--5 stars

Brenda Do's picture book It's Okay Not to Know is a compassionate story that will help young readers to accept themselves for who and what they are and to accept the fact that they will make mistakes. A beautiful and powerfully motivating story for young readers.

Readers' Choice--5 stars

This is a sweet and charming picture book by author Brenda Do. It will help children develop confidence, self-belief and resilience, and will support the development of positive mindsets and learning habits for life. The illustrations by C.S Fritz are cute and colourful, and full of fun.

Heather Craig, Mill Park Elementary School Principal

Educators and parents can use this book to start or extend a conversation about having a growth mindset (I can't do that YET) versus a fixed mindset (I can't do that). Quality books that support this idea can be really beneficial in growing a child's confidence both in school and in general.

S. Selby M.Ed, Special Education Teacher

Do's new book teaches young children emotional regulation with easy, everyday activities, opening the door for much needed SEL (social

emotional learning). Brenda Do has captured the essence of this in her new book. The use of repetition is essential for young readers. As a

Special Education Teacher, the use of simple phrases makes it easy to incorporate into social skills lessons.

Lourdes Gonzalez Torres, KSD Migrant Mental Health Therapist

My four-year-old quickly picked up on what was going on in the book and how the character felt. We talked about how he felt when he made a mistake, so Do opens the door for parents to have these conversations while enjoying a beautiful story. I love this!

Julie Thiel, Elementary K-2 Educator and Reading Specialist

The child-centered, repetitive wording is memorable for a little one, who can use it in their own explorations of their world. The engaging and brightly colored illustrations can capture a young book-reader's attention. This is a great addition to a young child's bookshelf!

Teacher Tom, author of Teacher Tom's First Book and Teacher Tom's Second Book

It's a message young children need to hear. I can't recommend this book enough!