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.
By Bernard Waber
Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 2002.
ISBN: 978-0618238552 (hardcover)
“A dear friend of mine, who is also a wonderful preschool teacher, told me about this book, and now I reread it every time I need to feel brave about something. It’s not just for kids; grown-ups feel scared too, and this book is all about the “keep trying” that makes being brave possible.”
—For the Love of Books blog
5 Stars “The title says it all, Courage. This books covered all different kinds of courage. From everyday kinds including going to bed without a nightlight. It may really encourage children to step out of their comfort zone and try something new and different. The situations in this book are very realistic to a child's fears while growing up. It teaches some important and valuable life lessons and is suitable for any child regardless of age.”
Parent’s Choice Gold Award, 2002