Synopses & Reviews
A warm, comforting poem about finding peace in a community of neighbors
Peace is an offering.
A muffin or a peach.
A birthday invitation.
A trip to the beach.
Join this group of neighborhood children as they find love in everyday thingsin sunlight shining through the leaves and cookies shared with friendsand learn that peace is all around, if you just look for it. With rhyming verse and soft illustrations, this book will help families and teachers look for the light moments when tragedy strikes and remind readers of the calm and happiness they find in their own community every day.
'"Veteran author-illustrator Waber offers a simple book with his familiar combination of crayon-colored sweetness and agitated line."'
'"…this [book] develops a timely topic in simple, sensitive ways."'
In this poignant yet entertaining volume, versatile author and artist Waber takes a look at the various ways in which kids, the occasional grown-up and one endearing canine display bravery.
Publishers Weekly, Starred
and#8220;and#8230;this [book] develops a timely topic in simple, sensitive ways.and#8221; Kirkus Reviews
and#8220;and#8230;this title may prove a valuable discussion starter, heavier on charm than on didacticism.and#8221; The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
and#8220;Veteran author-illustrator Waber offers a simple book with his familiar combination of crayon-colored sweetness and agitated line.and#8221; Booklist, ALA
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 and#147;being the first to make up after an argument,and#8221; or and#147;going to bed without a nightlight.and#8221; 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.
About the Author
Annette LeBox is a poet and environmental activist who divides her time between Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, and a remote cabin in the Cariboo grasslands.Stephanie Graegin spent her childhood drawing and collecting fauna in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Houston, Texas. She received her BFA in Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in Printmaking from the Pratt Institute. Stephanie now lives in Brooklyn, is still drawing, and has managed to keep her collection down to one orange cat.