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by Bernard Waber

Hardcover, 40 pages

Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (2002-10-28)

List Price: $17.99

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Amazon Description

What is courage? Certainly it takes courage for a firefighter to rescue someone trapped in a burning building, but there are many other kinds of courage too. Everyday kinds that normal, ordinary people exhibit all the time, like “being the first to make up after an argument,” or “going to bed without a nightlight.” Bernard Waber explores the many varied kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in each of us.

One Potato Review

A sort of a bookend to Florence Parry Heide’s Some Things Are Scary (No Matter How Old You Are). Catalogues some of the “awesome” kinds of courage like climbing mountains and jumping off diving boards, still what’s equally readable - and potentially invaluable - for children of many ages are the quieter forms that courage can take like “being the new kid on the block and saying, flat out, “Hi, my name is Wayne. What’s yours?” And then a conclusion that we can all take comfort in: “Courage is what we give to each other.” Endlessly readable: You get a lot for the price tag on this one. 

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