A Little Courage
Through the eyes of a child, the world is full of adventure!
A teacup-sized little girl discovers a playground in a potted plant, and the perfect swimming pool in a glass of water. Then when she sees a mysterious shadow lurking beyond her books and paper clips, she must summon her courage. But wait! Could this fluffy, purring creature be a friend?
Taltal Levi’s evocative text and illustrations tell an inventive story about courage, imagination, and friendship.
Detailed illustrations in colored-pencil textures bring readers down to size, pulling them into the girl’s pastel-hued, wonder-filled world as it expands, through her bravery, to embrace a life beyond solitude.
A fun look at perspective, perfect for storytime sharing.
School Library Journal
This imaginative exploration of scale and perspective should serve as a popular storytime selection.
The Horn Book
The joyful pencil illustrations are colored mainly by pleasant yellows and greens, giving a springy exuberance to the shenanigans on display, and the partnership between the protagonist and the cat is all love, fueled by fun. Young listeners will delight in the miniature perspective, while adult readers may feel the bittersweet tug of childhood nostalgia.
There are many stories about finding courage, but few are illustrated with the grace and tenderness seen in Taltal's work.
Mel Schuit, Let's Talk Picture Books Blog
- Society of Illustrators, Original Art Exhibition, August 2020