Brian the Brave
Paul Stewart and Jane Porter
‘Brian the Brave‘ minds his own business, eating grass on his hillside farm. Rose offers friendship and chasing games. However when Stanley arrives, the dynamic changes; Brian is not allowed to join Stanley and Rose’s chasing games for the reason that he looks different. Brian is a sheep! It seems like the situation might be remedied by Tracey and Frank’s arrival. Maybe Cassidy, Hamish and Lou will hang out with Brian?
Through clever construction of text and pictures, Paul Stewart and Jane Porter track the introduction, the game playing, and interaction of the sheep in ‘Brian the Brave’. Furthermore, the reader empathises with Brian, rejects the notion of separation, and cheers on Brian’s exciting and dangerous altercation. (How is Brian brave?)
Bookwagon loves Wings an earlier collaboration between these two picture book makers, and delights in Jane Porter’s individual titles Pink Lion and King Otter. Therefore, we are thrilled to welcome ‘Brian the Brave’ aboard. ‘ Let’s be friends.’
Derby Children’s Picture Book Award Winner