The mouse heroine of Henkes's pitch-perfect comedy doesn't frighten easily?she even growls at stray dogs. But when she gets lost, it's her "scaredy cat" sister who helps her find the way home. Ages 4-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
PreSchool-Grade 2 Fearless mouse Sheila Rae is not afraid of anything, and she flaunts her confidence by confronting real and imagined terrors daily (her imagined ones are particularly creative and funny). Finally Sheila Rae decides on a new challenge: she will go home from school a new way. When she gets hopelessly lost, her courage falters, but scaredy-cat little sister Louise has been surreptitiously following Sheila Rae, and proves her own bravery by leading her sister safely home. Louise mimics her sister's undaunted style all the way home (``She growled at stray dogs, and bared her teeth at stray cats''), thus providing a strong language pattern for new readers. Bouncy watercolors in spring-like colors with some pen-and-ink detailing highlight Sheila Rae's bravado in an engaging and amusing way, and Henkes provides Sheila Rae, Louise, and their school friends with highly expressive faces. Children will respond to both the humor of the story and the illustrations and to the challenge of facing fears head-on. Librarians can share this one with small groups or recommend it for patrons without fear, for children will love it. David Gale, ``School Library Journal''
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Lovely written book with good words, feelings and lesson for a 3.5 yr old.Published 29 days ago by Sonia
Very interesting for young readers. Moral is very good lesson for them to develop.Published 2 months ago by RetiredGrannaT
With this book, I taught my students what being a risk-taker/courageous/brave is and then students shared about a time when they felt they were brave.Published 11 months ago by Iffat