The Silent T by Anitha Rathod

Encouraging “I CAN” Attitude

Rating: 4 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: The idea of “I can” and “I can’t” is nothing new, but this story uses the letters as a central part of the story. The main character loves the letters I, C, A, N until that nasty T sneaks in. I loved this visual way for children to see the difference between the two.

How I Felt: I wasn’t sure if this story would be able to explain the I can attitude using the letters, but Anitha Rathod was able to make that happen! As the little girl adopts the T into her I can attitude and it becomes an I Can’t attitude, that is paralleled with her refusal to learn new things because she “can’t”. Pairing the illustrations, the girl’s choices, and the letters, this book did a great job of showing how each child CAN if they choose to!

To Read or Not To Read: This is a great book for early pre-K through middle elementary children. It was easy to understand and the illustrations went well with the story!

What’s This Book About Anyway?

Little Julia loves her letters. Her favorites to use are I, C, A, N until T joins her favorites. Soon, Julia feels she can’t do anything and is consistently telling her mom or dad that she just can’t do it. Her letters are sad and T keeps getting bigger and bigger until Julia finally becomes determined to try. That pesky T starts to shrink and go away, while her favorites remain, I CAN.

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Paperback



I received an advance review copy of this book for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

The Amazon links in this post are affiliate links where I am provided a small percentage of sales.

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