Perfect Picture Book Friday: I Will Be Fierce

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.

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5 Responses to Perfect Picture Book Friday: I Will Be Fierce

  1. I love the unique way the main character looks at her school, her friendships, and the bus ride home. Sometimes, it takes a BIG imagination to face new experiences. This book is a great choice for Perfect Picture Book Friday, and I already placed it on hold at my library. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I wish we would encourage other women to be fierce as much as we encourage young girls!

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  3. This is one of my favorite books from last year.

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  4. What a great title and cover! Little girls will certainly be drawn to this gutsy protagonist! Lovely review.

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  5. Love the cover and the message. We all need to be a little fierce on occasion, don’t we? Thanks for this rec!

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