Praise

Don't take our word for it. Here's what others thought of My Scar is Beautiful!

"I have read this book multiple times and I know it was written with the author’s daughter in mind and for other children who are self conscious about their physical scars. I have to tell you, though, that it speaks to a much broader audience than that. Every single page spoke to me in light of my recent car accident and I am not referring to my physical scars but to my emotional scars. Each and every page boosted my spirits and I intend to keep your book on my bedside table to read every single morning to give me the “ooomph” I need. Thank you so very much Caryn…. This book is the best medicine for me!"

- Helene H., Mom

It's so good and so sweet! It made our eyes water but it has the best message!"  

- Mom of 3 year old with a scar

"Caryn Shender has written an adorable book that serves to remind us all that beauty is found in true strength and that all people carry scars, visible or not. This is a perfect lesson for kids and adults, alike! Even better, my 6-year olds can read it themselves and love the cute illustrations!"

Jamie Ellinger, Mom

"As a pediatric physical therapist, I was very excited to see this book. I bought one for myself to check it out, and I loved it so much that I immediately bought more as gifts for my patients with scars. It's VITALLY important for all kids to read about kids who look like them. You can't overestimate how meaningful that is. I see it all the time with my young patients with disabilities. This book doesn't talk about scars in a negative way - it shows the GREAT things about having a scar. Having a scar shows you are brave, a warrior, a survivor, etc. What a fantastic idea! If you know a child with any type of scar I highly recommend this book. I have so far given it to two families and both times the parents teared up with gratitude, and the child loved the book. 10 stars!"

B. Junkin-Mills, Pediatric PT

"This book is excellent for kids with scars. It teaches them how to turn negative comments or worries into strengths, and build a positive outlook on their unique mark. It inspires them to be proud, share their courage with others, and advocate for themselves. For kids without scars, it’s a beautiful reminder that we all look different and that’s ok. This text is authentic and relatable - a great book for any family looking to base important conversations about uniqueness and differences in a strong text. The illustrations of animals with scars are cute and catchy, and pairs well with the text. I highly recommend it!"

Vivian N., Mom

"This book can help children accept and even honor themselves when they may differ from others. A perfect tool for any parent or adult who may want to help a child love themselves.."

- Ed, Grandfather to CHD child

"What a wonderful kids book with a great message- teaching kids that scars are nothing to be embarrassed of, but rather something to wear with pride. The pictures are adorable and my kids especially loved finding the scar on each of the animals. Highly recommend!"

Cam T., Mom

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