Chester the Brave

Chester the Brave

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by Audrey Penn, Barbara Leonard Gibson
     
 

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Little Chester Raccoon, the beloved character who has helped so many children with issues in their lives, learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears in this new Audrey Penn title. After sharing the story of a little bird who is afraid to have flying lessons in front of his friends, Mrs. Raccoon tells Chester that being brave doesn’t mean… See more details below

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Little Chester Raccoon, the beloved character who has helped so many children with issues in their lives, learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears in this new Audrey Penn title. After sharing the story of a little bird who is afraid to have flying lessons in front of his friends, Mrs. Raccoon tells Chester that being brave doesn’t mean being unafraid; being brave means not letting that fear stop him. Mrs. Raccoon teaches Chester an important strategy: Think-Tell-Do. When he thinks he is afraid, he tells himself he can do it, and then he just does it. Of course, getting a Kissing Hand helps a little too. This simple strategy can be helpful to children in many different situations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In an addition to the Kissing Hand series, Penn delivers another cozy woodland story with a meandering lesson about the meaning of bravery. While Chester Raccoon’s mother tells him about a young robin that is too afraid to fly, Chester reveals his own fear: he’s afraid to recite lessons in front of the other animals at school. The story alternates between images of the frightened robin (who’s joined by his assuring father) and Chester and his mother. The message gets a little muddled (the robin learns that “Being brave was about flying when he was bothered to fly but found the courage to fly anyway because he knew he must”), but readers will comprehend the motto Chester’s mother tells him to use when he doubts himself: “Think—Tell—Do. If you think you can’t, tell yourself you can, and do it!” Ages 3�8. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933718859
Publisher:
Tanglewood Press IN
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
27 MB
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Age Range:
3 - 8 Years

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"Penn understands the powerful pull of old-fashioned sentiment." — Publishers Weekly

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