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It is a very well written book. My 4 year old loves it. Zippy and Gus are great siblings encouraging each other along. The artwork is beautiful too. I love the next to the last page where Zippy and Gus are laying in the grass looking on at the moon looking very content. I tempted to tear it out to frame.
Bought this to use at my "Grammie Camp" with a BRAVE theme. Great book for a variety of ages... kept their interest throughout the reading even though it was way past bedtime and everyone was tired. Good storyline that kids can relate to, and good to discuss later.
I've been a fan of Ruth Soukup's books for a while now and I was so excited to discover she had written a children's book, too! It's the perfect children's companion to Ruth's Do It Scared book, perfectly illustrating how kids can overcome their fear to pursue big goals and dreams!
This is a beautiful, quiet tale of learning to open your mind and ❤️ as you are encouraged in life.. Watching ALL the family interact (some days, push and shove) is natural and loving and gives joy to all.
I really loved the message in this book about facing your fears and trying things you want to do. Zippy Bunny wants loves outer space, but when their town is running a space camp, she won't sign up because she is scared that she won't be as good as the bigger kids. She eventually faces her fear and signs up after being encouraged by her family. All through camp she is worried and scared, but she is successful in building her rocket.
My grandson liked this story, but was more excited about space camp than the idea that Zippy faced her fears. His dad went to space camp when he was a kid, so we talked a bit about that. I encouraged some discussion about what he was afraid of and how he could face those worried and fears. He decided doing things with friends, his sister or maybe his parents would help. The pictures were really sweet and complemented the story nicely. My granddaughter liked the story because she liked the bunnies and she liked that she made a rocket. She wanted to get out the craft stuff and see if she could make a rocket when we finished. A great story for families, schools, preschools and public libraries. The publisher generously provided me with a copy upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
"How Big is Your Brave" by Ruth Soukup is an adorable children's book about how to overcome fears in order to follow your dreams. The story follows Zippy, a young bunny who desperately wants to become an astronaut. She finds out about a "Space Camp" but feels nervous about joining the other animals who look bigger and smarter. Will she face her fear? Will she successfully navigate "Space Camp?"
This book is endearing and inspiring. Soukup creates cute characters that children and adults alike will love. The author takes two to three great pieces of advice and weaves them into the story in a natural and authentic way. Themes of accountability and attitude are well presented and written in a manner that all generations of readers will enjoy.
The one thing that I did not particularly like was the formatting of the book. I found that the text was smaller than it felt like it should be. Most children's books have larger font to allow for an easier reading experience. I would have enjoyed the book more with that minor change. However, overall this book knocked it out of the park! My kids and I both enjoyed the fact that it was about a girl bunny interested in a STEM field! My girls love learning about Outer Space, so it feels like this book was written just for us! We loved it! Disclaimer: I received a free electronic copy of this title in exchange for an honest review!
I received a copy of this book for an honest review. I have been following the author Ruth Soukup for a long time now. She has an excellent blog and is a great business teacher. This is her first children's book. The illustrations are gorgeous and the storyline has a simple but profound message. It's about not letting fear get in the way of your dreams. The main character is a bunny named Zippy who dreams of going to outer space. She has concerns about measuring up and if she has the courage to do what it takes. She has many encourages though including her brother, grandmother and mom. I like how Ruth Soukup weaves her message, "Is your brave bigger than your fear. As a former preschool teacher and mom I highly recommend this book!
This charming story will have you blasting off into Zippy’s dreams of becoming an astronaut and traveling to outer space. She has a lot of self-doubt at first and worries that her size and lack of courage will hold her back from reaching her goals. Zippy overcomes her fears and takes the first leap by signing up for space camp.
Your child will love the beautiful illustrations by artist, Alison Friend. The message will resonate not only with your child on how to move past fear, uncertainty and disappointment in order to reach their goals and make their dreams come true, but with you as well.
I received a copy of this book from Ruth in exchange for my honest opinion. My wife and I have been taking turns reading books to our kids (ages 5 and 9). Especially right now, it is more important than ever to read to your kids while they are out of school.
My 5yo daughter Scarlett loves all of the colorful pictures and can follow along with the story easily. We're teaching her about not giving up and trying her hardest so that she can achieve her goals. This book's message reinforces this message in a fun way. We're hoping that her excitement for the book will help her learn to read books on her own.