Courage by Bernard Waber

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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.
 

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Bernard Waber, who has written eight delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, a little boy named Ira, and a firefly named Torchy, is the author of more than seventeen picture books for children. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his freeflowing humor and gentle characters.
 
Published October 28, 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference.

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His clearest examples range from specific challenges, such as “Courage is riding your bicycle for the first time without training wheels,” to such general experiences as trying new foods, breaking bad habits, or “holding on to your dream.” Too often, however, he wanders confusingly afield;

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In this poignant yet entertaining volume, versatile author and artist Waber (The Mouse That Snored) takes a look at the various ways in which kids, the occasional

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On the affecting, timely penultimate spread, scenes of firefighters and a police officer on the job ("Courage is being a firefighter, or a police officer") appear opposite the image of a mother and two children watching a plane take off ("Courage is sometimes having to say goodbye").

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