Timmy absolutely loves to perform, but only when there isn’t an audience! Most of the time, they struggle with their shy inner lion who seems determined to keep them out of the spotlight. This vibrant and uplifting picture book explores how to overcome shyness in a gentle and familiar way.
When Timmy’s classmates begin to prepare for the school play, Timmy longs to be a part of the performance. However, feelings of shyness and fear threaten to stop Timmy from doing what they love. With a bit of help from their friend, Nia, and a whole lot of bravery, will Timmy ever be able to strike up the courage to perform on stage?
By depicting these feelings as a roaring, wild lion, Harry Woodgate poignantly and vividly describes how it feels to be overwhelmed with anxiety. This picture book is perfect for readers who struggle with their confidence and is a warm reminder that we can do anything we put our minds to.
“A gorgeously flamboyant picture book with a non-binary protagonist and a gentle, supportive message.”- The Guardian
From the creator of Little Glow and Grandad’s Camper.