Brave As Can Be
A Book of Courage
By Jo Witek
Illustrator Christine Roussey
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: September 8, 2015
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 10 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-1923-3
  • EAN: 9781419719233
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

An empowering exploration of fears and how to overcome them, from the bestselling creators of In My Heart

Part of the Growing Hearts series!

The life of a child can be full of frightening things: the dark, the neighbor’s dog, and thunderstorms, just to name a few. As children get older, they begin to feel braver around these everyday events, but how do they build this newfound confidence?

In this lyrical, insightful picture book, an older sister explains to her younger sister all the things she used to be afraid of, along with some tricks to help, whether it’s a special blanket for bedtime or singing during a storm. Now, big sister assures little sister, the fears that once felt as big as a mountain feel as minuscule as a speck of dust.

With charming illustrations and die cuts throughout, this playful portrait of fear and bravery empowers young readers to confront once-scary situations.

The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler’s emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling. Read them all!

Hello in There: A Big Sister’s Book of Waiting
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings
Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage
All My Treasures: A Book of Joy
In My Room: A Book of Creativity and Imagination
With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family
My Little Gifts: A Book of Sharing
My Tree and Me: A Book of Seasons

Praise

"Thoroughly entertaining."
Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There! and In My Heart. She is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She lives in France.

Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There! and In My Heart. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in France.