Kathleen Davis, author
BRAVE is based on the real life experiences of a child who is scared of going to bed at night. This book is for every child and shows there is a super hero within us and we have nothing to fear. We are safe. We are loved. We are BRAVE.
In this rhyming picture book based on the author’s two children, Davis showcases a blondish brown–haired superhero who summons bravery despite his fear and fights monsters from his bed: “Though creaks and cracks and whirly sounds may sometimes cause a fright,// his superhero powers all lead to a good night.” Aided by a super sidekick and “best friend for now and ever more,” a curly-headed blonde child whose “wild roar” keeps the monsters at bay, the hero has no problem defeating the beasts before bed. Salin’s unlined digital art showcases the monsters as big-eyed creatures, often fluffy and brightly colored, and the children as peach-skinned figures with simplified facial expressions. Young readers concerned about nighttime monsters will find comfort in this soothing bedtime read. Back matter includes a Bible verse and a list of affirmations for children. Ages 1–8.(Self-published)