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The Resource Brave as can be : a book of courage, by Jo Witek ; illustrated by Christine Roussey

Brave as can be : a book of courage, by Jo Witek ; illustrated by Christine Roussey

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Brave as can be : a book of courage
Title
Brave as can be
Title remainder
a book of courage
Statement of responsibility
by Jo Witek ; illustrated by Christine Roussey
Title variation
Book of courage
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
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Review
  • Following appearances in Hello in There! (about expecting a new sibling) and In My Heart (about emotions), Witek and Roussey’s heroine returns in a book about fear. Drawn in pencil and accented with bright red cheeks and a polka-dot frock, the girl describes how she overcame each of her fears, which are personified as large, scribbly monsters embellished with die-cut holes—a row of pointy triangles serves as teeth for both an anthropomorphic night sky, reflecting her fear of the dark, and a noisy neighbor’s dog, which is pictured as large as a field. The girl’s upbeat self-assurance, as she defangs each conquered fear (singing a song during a thunderstorm or imagining a strict, angry teacher as a feathery owl) may help readers put their own fears in perspective and give them tools to face them head-on. Ages 2–4. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 21, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 38, p)
  • Throughout the large, sturdy, die-cut pages, a little girl talks about her fears and how she copes with them. Following In My Heart (2015), Witek and Roussey have again produced text and art that deal with children's emotions without sentiment, condescension, or oversimplification—and with humor. The pen-drawn girl gazes at a greenish mound that spills over the gutter to where she stands on the verso as she confesses, "When I was little, I was afraid of everything! Little creaks and squeaks and booming thunderclaps. Teeny creepy-crawlies and monstrous, pointy fangs. I had a pile of fears as big as a mountain." The next double-page spread, sporting a comical, blue-furred, monster-ish being, describes the icy feeling that often accompanies fear; its yawning mouth is a circular cutout that leads to the next spread. On it, the girl mentions fear of the dark, this time also explaining what helps her: "a bright night-light and my superpowered pajamas, which are 100 percent danger-proof." On each successive double-page spread, the girl describes one fear and then explains her coping mechanism, always aided by enormously amusing art, plus the bonus of punched-out holes. There's even a child-friendly version of the imagine-your-audience-nude advice sometimes given to timorous adults, as the girl imagines her angry teacher as an owl: "Imagining her feathers makes me feel brave." The book also affirms the fact that sometimes it's fun to scare and be scared, as at Halloween. Thoroughly entertaining and probably useful. (Picture book. 3-7)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2015)
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10450004
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DLC
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1968-
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Witek, Jo
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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  • -1
  • -1
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Roussey, Christine
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True
Series statement
Growing hearts
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  • Fear
  • Toddlers
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a book of courage
Label
Brave as can be : a book of courage, by Jo Witek ; illustrated by Christine Roussey
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Note
Originally published in French in 2015 under the title Mes petites peurs by Éditions de La Martinière, Paris
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055155184
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781419719233
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918923227
Label
Brave as can be : a book of courage, by Jo Witek ; illustrated by Christine Roussey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in French in 2015 under the title Mes petites peurs by Éditions de La Martinière, Paris
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055155184
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
1 volume of unnumbered pages
Isbn
9781419719233
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918923227

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