BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bea Reviews Be Brave Little One by Marianne Richmond

Bea's Book Nook, Review, Be Brave Little One, Marianne RichmondPublisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: October 1st, 2017
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Blurb from goodreads:

From the author of If I Could Keep You Little comes Be Brave Little One, which honors and celebrates the power of courage in every child. Perfect for cheering someone on, this story affirms how bravery can show up in all different ways!

When I look at you,
shining bright as the sun,
I wish for you this...
be brave little one!

My Thoughts:

"Be Brave Little One" is a charming, slightly pedantic, ode to being true to yourself and the different ways of being brave. With simple, almost child-like, watercolor style illustrations that perfectly illuminate the rhyming text, "Be Brave Little One" exhorts young children to be brave, take chances, be willing to fail, to try again, to do what is right for you, to think big and think small. It encourages them to listen to their heart as well as their head and that's it's okay to do your own thing. The pictures present boys and girls, white, black, Asian, and Arabic for a fairly decent diverse representation. It's a sweet book, light on story, and a little to heavy on message, but I think most 3, 4, and 5 year olds would enjoy it.


  1. I love that it has such a diverse population. It's really important to me to show kids books with people that look like them. I'll take a look at it and see if the message works for me or is too much :)

    1. I'd be interested in your thoughts. Message books are so hit or miss for me.

  2. Thanks for taking the time to review my newest book, Bea. Kindly, Marianne Richmond

  3. It looks adorable, and yay for diverse representation in picture books! I'm seeing more and more of that, and it makes me so happy.


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