New for Fall 2012
Chester the Brave
Written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by by Barbara L. Gibson
Picture book, 32 pages, Ages 3-8, $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-933718-79-8, Trade cloth
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Little Chester Raccoon, the beloved character who has helped so many children with issues in their lives, learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears in this new Audrey Penn title. After sharing the story of a little bird who is afraid to have flying lessons in front of his friends, Mrs. Raccoon tells Chester that being brave doesn't mean being unafraid; being brave means not letting that fear stop him. Mrs. Raccoon teaches Chester an important strategy: Think-Tell-Do. When he thinks he is afraid, he tells himself he can do it, and then he just does it. Of course, getting a Kissing Hand helps a little too. This simple strategy can be helpful to children in many different situations.
About the Author:
Audrey Penn is the author of The Kissing Hand and its sequels, along with Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove. Visit Audrey Penn's website.