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Written by: Kelly Shuto

Illustrated by: Maria Burobkina

From trying new food to showing kindness, this book shows how being brave has as much to do friendship and emotions as it does climbing high and having adventures. The author is a Kindergarten teacher which makes sense as this book feels like a learning opportunity and chance to expand thinking. The discussion questions at the back ask children to think about concepts like perseverance and recognizing bravery in others which I really enjoyed chatting about with the kids. We also loved finding the hidden heart on each page. The imagery is delightfully West Coast and I love the connections to being outdoors. Favourite blurb: Being brave means being proud of yourself even when something doesn’t work out the way you hoped.

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Review written by

Jenn Wint

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