Bo the Brave

Peachtree. Apr. 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781682631829.
K-Gr 3–In this tale, Bo’s brothers set off to capture a monster and refuse to let her join them, saying that she is “far too little.” Bo is feisty and will not be sidelined so heads off on her own to look for the monster. She first meets a griffin, who is too helpful to be a monster. They join forces and come upon an octopus-like creature named Kraken. But Kraken is just too nice to be a monster. This band of seekers hear terrible roars and find a crying dragon whose baby was stolen. She fears that her baby is being held in a nearby castle engulfed in flames. Ultimately, Bo finds her brothers there and convinces them to release the baby dragon. Bo learns not to judge these kinds of creatures based on their appearance; she needs to look closer to find out who they really are. Woollvin’s art uses bold shades of fuchsia and teal.
VERDICT This is a great book to delve into what heroes are made of. Highly recommended for elementary libraries.

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