Author(s): Francesca Sanna
Introducing a companion picture book to the award-winning picture book, The Journey, from rising star Francesca Sanna.
When a young immigrant girl has to travel to a new country and start at a new school, she is accompanied by her Fear who tells her to be alone and afraid, growing bigger and bigger every day with questions like "how can you hope to make new friends if you don't understand their language?" But this little girl is stronger than her Fear. A heart-warming and timely tale from the bestselling author and illustrator of The Journey, this book shows us the importance of sharing your Fear with others--after all, everyone carries a Fear with them, even if it's small enough to fit into their pocket
An absolutely beautiful picture book about the universal experience of human fear. It personifies fear by turning it into an animal that grows and shrinks depending on how we are feeling. The book demonstrates how fear both protects us like a friend and how by turn it can make us feel completely alone. The book's wonderful conclusion reflects on how we all carry fear around with us and it simply is, but doesn't have to limit us. Simply and precisely told. Ages 3-8. A staff pick of B at the Dorothy Butler Children's bookshop.