by Elyse April and Regina Sara Ryan; illustrations by Maria Oglesby
In 12 playful scenarios, young animals take a stand that demonstrates courage in the face of a challenge, along with kindness and willingness to help others. Short, simple text makes for easy comprehension. The book can serve as a stimulus for adult-child discussions about courage, empathy, and caring.
A preventative for the pre-school child, this is a valuable contribution to anti-bullying literature that never mentions the word. Instead, it is packed with impressions to encourage creativity, individuality, and confidence—skills that can combat damaging peer pressure.
Recommended for: libraries, schools, Head Start, Early Head Start, early childhood centers, family resource centers, afterschool and out-of-school programs, and parenting groups. For ages 0-5. (32 pp.)