Brian The Brave
By Paul Stewart
Illustrated by Jane Porter
A very funny story celebrating acceptance, friendship - and courage.
"Let's all be friends!" says Brian....
But Stanley only likes sheep with black wool, Hamish, Cassidy and Lou think black wool and white wool are rubbish - while Tracey and Frank only want sheep with horns in their gang.
Then Brian bumps into a WOLF - and he knows he has to get the sheep to ACT TOGETHER!
PB £7.99 (2021)
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Winner Derby Children’s Picture Book Award '20
"There are SO many ways you can interpret this book in our inreasingly troubled, B-X-T times but however you do it's a biffing, butting, cracking celebration of courage, self-belief, acceptance, co-operation, difference and friendship."
Red Reading Hub
"This is a great book to read aloud, and the pictures and subject will quickly hold the attention of an audience.Paul Stewart is a renowned writer of great repute, and this picture book will be warmly welcomed in town and country alike. Try reading it aloud, discussing bullying and issues of race, and use it for a wonderful book for drama in the classroom. Partnered with a talented, winning illustrator, Stewart’s book should become a warm woolly favourite! Especially when the sheep going, “baaa-carumbaaa!” joins in the fun!"
Books for Keeps 5 star review
"This is one of those picture books that stands out from the many on the market because of its important message and the gorgeous way in which it's conveyed. All the sheep want to be friends... but Stanley only likes sheep with black wool, Hamish, Cassidy and Lou think black wool and white wool are rubbish - while Tracey and Frank only want sheep with horns in their gang. What can bring all these silly sheep together? A wolf, that's what! It's time for the sheep to forget their their differences and work together. It's superbly told with lots of touches of humour and exceptionally illustrated by Jane Porter who depicts these characters wonderfully."
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