Braver Than Brave
written by Janet Sumner Johnson
illustrated by Eunji Jung
Capstone Editions, 2022
That’s what I keep calling this delightful picture book about a young girl who must find her own kind of courage to ride the BIG one like her older brother and friends.
There are so many reasons I enjoy this book. The message is wonderful for young children. The setting is fun, the characters are just right, and the problem-being brave enough to do something scary-is perfect for ages 3-5 who face an amusement park full of new experiences (in life and at actual amusement parks). And let’s not overlook the fact that Wanda is adorable!
Congratulations, Janet and Eunji!
Why I LOVE this book:
~the amusement park setting is fun and facing BIG rides is a common fear and experience of most children
~colorful, action-filled illustrations
~back matter that shares more about being brave
~a chicken exit (own it!)
Back Cover Blurb:
Go forth and be brave!