Author: Stacy McNaulty
Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2017
Genre: concept book
A brave kid…
An empowering picture book for all kids that demonstrates to children that they can be real-life superheroes and that all kids have what it takes to be brave. Superheroes seek adventure, never give up, and stay calm when others are
afraid. Superheroes are brave. But they aren’t the only ones.
Kids are brave every day. When they are told they are too little, but accomplish something big. When they check for monsters under the bed, just in case. When they face something uncertain, whether a thunderstorm or a hospital visit. When they stand up for what’s right, even when it means facing consequences.
Like superheroes, brave kids can save the world, just by being brave.
Why I like this book:
This ode about what it means to be courageous when you are young would be a great discussion starter for teachers and caregivers. A diverse group of kids are shown in a variety of situations requiring bravery of one sort or another, situations to which most kids can relate – standing up to a bully, checking under your little brother’s bed for monsters, speaking out the truth, saying sorry… This book will inspire kids to follow their hearts and to have courage, no matter the situation they find themselves in. The illustrator accompanies the thoughtful but simple one-sentence text on each spread with vibrant, colorful pictures which fill the two pages. Great addition to classroom or school library.
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