The Bravest of the Brave (Hardcover)

By Shutta Crum, Tim Bowers (Illustrator)

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375826375, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2005

List Price: 15.95*
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Late one day I hurried home,
Stepping through the wood alone.
It was deep and dim; I could barely see.
But I thought brave thoughts to comfort me.

A Young Skunk heads home through the woods—alone. Or maybe not…
Could there be robbers, or pirates, or ghosts, or trappers in the woods? And is our hero brave enough to keep away?
With bouncy rhymes, charming art, a subtle counting theme, and a surprise ending, this story will entertain and reassure any child who’s ever been afraid.

About the Author

Shutta Crum knows what it's like to be brave while being really scared. She lives on a farm in Ann Arbor, MI, where she sometimes sees skunks.

Tim Bowers has illustrated numerous children's books, including the popular Little Whistle series. He lives in Granville, OH.