By Bernard Waber
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618238552, 32pp.)
Publication Date: October 2002
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What is courage? Certainly it takes courage for a firefighter to rescue someone trapped in a burning building, but there are many other kinds of courage too. Everyday kinds that normal, ordinary people exhibit all the time, like being the first to make up after an argument,” or going to bed without a nightlight.” Bernard Waber explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us.
Bernard Waber, who has written eight delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, a little boy named Ira, and a firefly named Torchy, is the author of more than seventeen picture books for children. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his freeflowing humor and gentle characters.
In this poignant yet entertaining volume, versatile author and artist Waber takes a look at the various ways in which kids, the occasional grown-up and one endearing canine display bravery.
Publishers Weekly, Starred
this [book] develops a timely topic in simple, sensitive ways.” Kirkus Reviews
this title may prove a valuable discussion starter, heavier on charm than on didacticism.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Veteran author-illustrator Waber offers a simple book with his familiar combination of crayon-colored sweetness and agitated line.” Booklist, ALA