The life of a toddler can be full of frightening things: the dark, the neighbor's dog, and thunderstorms, just to name a few. As a child gets older, they begin to feel braver around these everyday events, but how do they build this newfound confidence? In this lyrical, insightful picture book, an older sister explains to her younger sister all the things she used to be afraid of, along with some tricks to help, whether it's a special blanket for bedtime or singing during a storm. Now, big sister assures little sister, the fears that once felt as big as a mountain feel as minuscule as a speck of dust. This playful portrait of fear and bravery empowers young readers to confront once-scary situations and, with charming illustrations and die-cuts throughout, is also beautifully packaged.
This is Book 1 in the Growing Hearts Series. See all Growing Hearts books here.
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Jo Witek is the author of Hello in There, In My Heart and Brave As Can Be. She lives in France. Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There, In My Heart and Brave As Can Be. She lives in France.More about Jo Witek
Christine Roussey is the illustrator of Hello in There!, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, and All My Treasures. She works in advertising, as well as with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. She has published several children books in Europe. She lives in Paris.More about Christine Roussey