Brave As Can Be: A Book of Courage (Growing Hearts)

Written by Jo Witek; Christine Roussey (illustrator)
Written by Jo Witek
Illustrated by Christine Roussey

Abrams Books, September 2015

The life of a toddler 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.

This playful portrait of fear and bravery empowers young readers to confront once-scary situations and, with charming illustrations and die-cuts throughout, is also beautifully packaged.

About the Authors

Jo Witek is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She lives in France.

Christine Roussey works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She lives in France.

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