I am Small but I Know This

November 25, 2017



A Delightfully Engaging Book About Accepting Others

“I am Small but I Know This” is a bright and colorful book that celebrates that we’re the same, and that…

“Everyone is Important, Because They Exist”

Our skin color and race, our gender, our age, where we come from and the language we speak – these may be different, but inside we are the same. We experience emotions and feelings in the same way, whether it be joy or pain, disappointment or excitement.

“Our blood is the same as it runs through our veins.
Our hearts are the same as it beats to sustain.”

Discrimination is a somber topic, but in “I am small but I know this”, our similarities are recognized and revered. It is…

A Celebration of Friendship, Values & Inclusion

Whether we’re children or grownups, we go through new experiences all the time. We come across bullies and those who intend to divide us. “I am small but I know this” focuses on esteem and respect for ourselves AND our fellow human beings.

“If ever there’s a time that your rights are denied,
I will stand with you against those who divide.
Your rights are my rights, there is no choice.
I will speak up for you, despite my shaky voice.”

“I am small but I know this,” is a stories in verse book, written in rhyme. It is a light, upbeat book about friendship, acceptance, values and virtues.



A wonderful book for the young reader

This is wonderful book for the young reader. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by Valeriia Koronets). I thought the text and illustrations worked well together. This is an endearing but significant story that communicates important life lessons and teaches children about discrimination.

Author Gioula Chelten writes in a wonderful rhyming style that guarantees the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely read to share with them.

“All our differences, we must embrace,
Because we are all part of the human race.
No matter the color of your beautiful skin,
We are all the same, if you look within.”

It seems to me that this book was created with a lot of love and joy and it is obvious that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next. Five stars from us. Well done again!





Gioula Chelten was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2002, she decided to travel the world, with every intention of returning to corporate South Africa once she was “traveled out.” However, she fell in love with the natural beauty of the USA and its “good natured people”, and she decided to immigrate to the USA. Gioula now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband Skip, and 5 children.

Gioula is a full-time mother, entrepreneur and author. In an interview about her writing, she said: “I write for my children. When there are messages that need to be repeated, I tend to put it in a book.” When her 2nd son was afraid of the dark, she wrote “The Night Visitors”. In response to her first son’s invincibility streak, she wrote: “The Brave Silly Rabbit”. “Little Bear Takes a Winter Nap,” was written to express her eternal love, devotion and protection for her children.

“I feel grateful and honored that parents are sharing my books with their children. I hope it serves them as it continues to serve us.” says Gioula.

For more information about current and upcoming titles, please visit http://gioulachelten.com/.

One Comment

  • Casee Hendrix November 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I wanted to read this again and again. It is a reminder that racism and discrimination exists but that we are better than it. It creates the impression that if you treat everyone fairly and equally, you are a superhero. I love it! This is the kind of book all parents should read to their children.

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