Big Brave Brian
By M. P. Robertson
(Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Hardcover, 9781845075590, 32pp.)
Publication Date: May 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Big Brave Brian is the bravest man in the world. His house is filled with hideous beasts: disgusting, slimy bog monsters, fearsome giants, and all manner of mysterious things that go bump in the night. But there is one thing that Brian is terrified of, and it’s in his bedroom, waiting for him to come in . . . Brian’s collection of wonderfully grotesque creatures appeals to children's sense of fun, and his amusing, surprising fear of cleaning his room provides the perfect starting point to discuss a young child’s own fears and worries.
The text calls for dramatic reading and will surely appeal to storytime groups or lap readings. The pictures are very funny. This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children.” Kirkus Reviews
Big Brave Brian Present any child under the age of 9 a choice of new books to read, let them judge by the cover alone, and it is a sure bet that they would pick M. P. Robertson's Crocodile Hunter-esque hero standing smiling in the mouth of a bemused dragon. This first image, and the bouncy alliterative title suggests that the readers are in for an enjoyable quirky ride. And they are.