Today I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday. Be sure to check it out here.
Title: I Will Be Fierce
Author: Bea Birdsong
Illustrator: Nidhi Chanani
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2019
Audience: Ages 3-6 (could also be used with older children)
Themes: Courage, self-esteem
Opening lines: Today, I will be fierce! I will answer the call to adventure. I will put on my armor. I will fill my treasure chest.
Synopsis: (from Amazon) It’s a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge home on her steed (the school bus).
Why I Like This Book: This book empowers young readers to forge their own way in the world with courage and confidence. The illustrations pair wonderfully with the spare text to show readers that everyday actions and experiences such as going to school, looking at things differently, making new friends, and speaking up require confidence. They may not always be easy, but they will always be rewarding.
For Susanna’s complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.