Take Off Your Brave: The World through the Eyes of a Preschool Poet

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Take Off Your Brave: The World through the Eyes of a Preschool Poet
Written by Nadim
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536223163
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Take Off Your Brave: The World through the Eyes of a Preschool Poet

author: Nadim
illustrator: Yasmeen Ismail

For scared-sugar things, you put on your brave
And you can take it off again, when you realize itís OK.
And thatís it. Scary and sweet. Scared-sugar.

Four-year-old Nadim puts his words on paper and gives us a glimpse of how he sees the world: one filled with glitter, magical boxes, and cuddles with Mom. A place where school smells like daffodils and honey (and sometimes dirty socks), where Wednesdays are rainbow-colored, where fish in the sea make a shhhh sound, and where everyone has love, even baddies. The poems in this anthology make for joyful reading and are paired with vibrant, child-friendly artwork by Yasmeen Ismail that invites us to full-heartedly enter Nadimís world. At once funny and sweet, gentle and zany, this anthology may just entice readers young and old to release the poet within.

See the world through a small childís eyes in this enchanting collection of poems by a four-year-old, joyfully illustrated by an award-winning artist.
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Picture Book Anthology / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 7 11/16" x 9 13/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Family; Poetry; School & Education; Social Topics;
author’s comments:
Nadim wrote these poems as a four-year-old. In addition to poetry, he likes building stuff, learning about history, finding insects, riding his bicycle, playing with friends, and reading to his sister.
illustrator’s comments:
Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning illustrator and animator who has a love of inks, paints, and watercolors. Her debut picture book Time for Bed, Fred! was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Childrenís Book of the Year. She is the author-illustrator of Christmas for Greta and Gracie; the author of Joy, illustrated by Jenni Desmond; and the illustrator of Nuts! by Lou Peacock. Yasmeen Ismail lives in Bristol, England, with her husband, their toddler, and Betty the cat.
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