by Victoria Selvaggio All of us must face many daily challenges, but whatever age we are, we still need to try our best in all we do. We need to learn to be happy and accept ourselves, no matter what others may say or think about us. In Because, Im Afraid, Victoria A. Selvaggio relates the story of a small childs anxiety and how a parent must cope with the challenge. In this story, the parent encourages the child to express his feelings, telling him not to be ashamed for being afraid. Together, the parent and child agree that what is really important is believing in themselves and trying their best in everything. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Victoria A. Selvaggio has welcomed the many challenges in her life; she is a business owner, a housewife, and a mother, but of all of her experiences, being a mother has been the most challenging and most rewarding job. As she says, There is never a dull moment! Victoria enjoys many hobbies such as gardening, painting, and writing. She resides in Twinsburg, Ohio, with her husband, Vincent, their two children, Anthony and Dominic, and their many family pets. (2005, paperback, 48 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 business days.