Book Review of Bo the Brave by Beth Woollvin | The Children’s Book Review
Written and Illustrated by Bethan Woollvin
Ages 3-7 | 32 Pages
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company | ISBN-13: 978-1682631829
What to expect: Bravery, monsters, flip-flopped fairy tale
Author and illustrator Bethan Woollvin, creator of the wildly popular LITTLE RED and delightfully cheeky HANSEL AND GRETEL, is back with a new fairy tale, BO THE BRAVE!
Wholly original and twisted, this new fairy tale features Bo. She’s small, lives in a castle, and has two older brothers who aren’t always the nicest. When they decide to go on a hunt for monsters, she asks to join them. “You’re far too little,” one says, and off they go on an adventure.
But it doesn’t take long for Bo to realize she can go and have her own adventures. She leaves the castle with her supplies and sets off to find the biggest, baddest monster of all. Instead, she finds interesting creatures, friendship, and understanding. And in true Woollvin style, Bo has a snappy (but fun!) ending for her mean older brothers!
With Woollvin’s signature bold color palette and intriguing illustrations, Bo springs to life from the page. There are tiny details you’ll catch in subsequent readings and adorable scenes of Bo meeting “monsters” who turn out not to be so monstrous after all.
A fun read for a class during storytime or at home during playtime, BO THE BRAVE will delight young readers with its message of empowerment. You’ll laugh, you’ll think, you’ll love BO THE BRAVE!
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About the Author
Bethan Woollvin is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art, where she won the prestigious Macmillan Children’s Book Competition with her version of Little Red Riding Hood. It was her first picture book.
For more information, visit http://www.bethanwoollvin.com/.
Read our exclusive interview: Author-Illustrator Bethan Woollvin Discusses Bo the Brave
Bo the Brave, written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like Rent a Boyfriend by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Bethan Woollvin, Bravery, Fairy Tales, Medieval times, Picture Book, and Strong Female Characters.