This fourth book in the empowerment series celebrates the feats of growing out of toddlerhood with courage and success. Whether it’s petting a dog or waving good-bye to a parent, Krensky and Gillingham address the “small wins” of growing just a little bit braver. Young children and their parents will revel in the encouraging text and the vintage screen-print-style illustrations.
Praise for I Am So Brave
"Gillingham's distinctive graphics, with their weathered retro aesthetic, and consistent positive reinforcement throughout make this outing another winner."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A comforting celebration of everyday courage with lots of charm to boot."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Cheery and empowering, this simple story should resonate with tots everywhere."
NAPPA Honors Winner
An African-American preschooler stars in this fourth book in Krensky and Gillingham's board book series about children overcoming fears and showing off their knowledge and skills. Krensky showcases common fears (dogs, swimming, the dark, etc.), but bolsters each moment of uncertainty with one of affirmation. "I was scared of good-byes," he writes as Gillingham shows the boy sobbing when it's time for school. "Now I'm happy to wave," reads the opposing page. Gillingham's distinctive graphics, with their weathered retro aesthetic, and consistent positive reinforcement throughout make this outing another winner. Ages 1 3. Illustrator's agent: Amy Rennert, Amy Rennert Agency.