Brave Dave (Hardcover)

Brave Dave By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)
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From the bestselling team behind Giraffes Can't Dance comes another rhythmic and joyful picture about the importance of being brave!

Dave the bear lives in the shadow of his brother, Clarence. Clarence is tall, handsome, bold, and brave. Dave… isn't. Dave wonders if he'll ever live up to his brother's example, until he finds a special talent that's all his own.

"To know that you’re different, but be who you are...

Have the courage to say it out loud,

To go out and find what can make your heart sing...

Oh Dave, nothing could make me more proud!"

Brave Dave is the empowering story of bear named Dave, who discovers the importance of simply being himself!

From the creators of the international bestseller and much-loved classic Giraffes Can't Dance, Brave Dave will have young readers jumping with joy as they discover the courage to embrace who they are, with lots of laughs and smiles along the way.

About the Author

Guy Parker-Rees' exuberant and energetic illustrations have made him a household name and one of today's bestselling children's illustrators. Notable successes include the picture book classic Giraffes Can't Dance, a worldwide bestseller; Spooky Hour; and Free to Be Elephant Me. Guy lives in Brighton, UK, with his wife and three sons.
Giles Andreae is the author of many top-selling, award-winning picture books. These include Free to Be Elephant Me, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four children by the river in Oxfordshire, UK.

Praise For…

"Brilliantly hued illustrations capture a forest tale of self-acceptance and bravery... useful for launching a discussion about going beyond mere acceptance and tolerance to true celebration and appreciation of the diversity in our world." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Giraffes Can't Dance:

"Full-page color illustrations done in pen and ink and watercolor are bold and warm. Characters are whimsical and expressive." -- School Library Journal

"[Parker-Rees's] artwork exudes a fun, party vibe." -- Publishers Weekly

"Shows insecure young readers that everyone can be wonderful, even those that march to the beat of a different cricket." --

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338850109
ISBN-10: 1338850105
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English