"I'm never brave. I get scared by lots of things... even little creepy crawlies."
A Big Brave Heart tells the exciting story of what happens when twins, Mia and Anthony, dress up as superheroes for the day. The brother and sister think they are only play-acting but soon discover that they are real heroes, despite having all the fears and worries of typical young children.
The twins' father presents the pair with a challenge. They have to do one brave thing a day and then write it up in their diaries...
What a worry for little Mia and Anthony as they don't feel brave at all!
The pair soon surprise themselves, though, as their diaries start to fill up with all the brave and wonderful things they get up to in just one ordinary school day! They find the courage to overcome their shyness and speak to the lonely new boy who starts at their school; and make a new friend in the process. They go on to stand up to a group of bullies who are upsetting one of their friends; and they are brave enough to recognize when they make mistakes and need to apologize to another friend.
As their day progresses, the young twins have more and more opportunities to show their courage and they learn that bravery isn't about not being afraid; it's simply about not letting your fears stop you from doing what is right. Once they conquer their fears, the children learn that true courage lies in caring about other people and in being honest.
So, you don't need a fancy costume and X-Ray vision to be a superhero, after all!
This is the first book in the Hidden Treasures series. Each book follows Anthony and Mia as they learn important values they will need to take to heart as they grow up. Whether it's courage, kindness or the importance of family, the reader explores these concepts thru engaging stories set in the midst of a loving family environment. The tales avoid lecturing or preaching to the readers. Rather, these lovely stories make their ideas very real and accessible by placing them firmly in a world that young readers can relate to and can understand. By reading these enchanting tales with their parents, children will learn about important core values and will be keen to emulate their new friends, Mia and Anthony.