TITLE: CAPTAIN COURAGE AND THE FEAR - SQUISHING SHOES
AUTHOR: STACEY A. MARSHALL
PUBLICATION: GUARDIAN ANGEL PUBLISHING, INC.
A refreshing and a delightful book for children. The sweet little story is of a third grader, Katie, who is depressed about leaving her old friends and her school. In spite of her new school mates friendliness Katie is not able to come out of her shell. Then Captain Courage, with all his finery, enters the story and helps Katie’s class teacher with putting Katie at ease.
I would have loved to have Captain Courage in my school in my childhood days. I am quite sure that children with their vivid imagination are going to lap this story up and will be on a lookout for a super hero of their own.
I shared this book with my ten year old daughter and it resulted in her roaming about the house in a cape dangling around her back and wearing squeaky shoes!
I enjoyed reading the book and especially liked Captain Courage’s dressing sense and his exuberance. The illustrations done by Michelle Morse are good and make sure you make your child look for tortoise that she has put in each picture.
In the end the author has shared some tips for confidence building for the children.
The suggested age range for the readers is ,but I would recommend it for a little older children, aged around 6 or so.
Go ahead and let your children read this book and let them learn that they can overcome their fears just as Katie did!