Chester the Brave

Chester the Brave Little Chester Raccoon the beloved character who has helped so many children with issues in their lives learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears in this new Audrey Penn ti

  • Title: Chester the Brave
  • Author: Audrey Penn Barbara Leonard Gibson
  • ISBN: 9781933718798
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Little Chester Raccoon, the beloved character who has helped so many children with issues in their lives, learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears in this new Audrey Penn title After sharing the story of a little bird who is afraid to have flying lessons in front of his friends, Mrs Raccoon tells Chester that being brave doesn t mean being unafLittle Chester Raccoon, the beloved character who has helped so many children with issues in their lives, learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears in this new Audrey Penn title After sharing the story of a little bird who is afraid to have flying lessons in front of his friends, Mrs Raccoon tells Chester that being brave doesn t mean being unafraid being brave means not letting that fear stop him Mrs Raccoon teaches Chester an important strategy Think Tell Do When he thinks he is afraid, he tells himself he can do it, and then he just does it Of course, getting a Kissing Hand helps a little too This simple strategy can be helpful to children in many different situations.

    One thought on “Chester the Brave”

    1. Sad to say that I did not enjoy this one by Audrey Penn. I felt that it started in the middle of the story without stating Chester's problem. The text was a bit heavy and wordy for my 6 year oldd for me. I felt the message of defining bravery and how to cope with being afraid could have been stated so much more simply.

    2. Chester from The Kissing Hand (Chester the Raccoon is back and this time he and his mother are talking about bravery. I do like that Chester's mother finds a helpful strategy for him to use when he needs to be brave. Think - Tell - Do. "If I think I can't, I tell myself I can and do it!"The text is long and heavy-handed, for children and adults alike. I also found the idea of Chester being scared about reciting lessons in front of other students to be a very dated concept.

    3. This is a sweet story. This would be a really good book to talk about standing up for people who are being bullied as a broad topic.

    4. I thought this book had really amazing illustrations. The detail way incredibly realistic, and it made the book so much better in my opinion. I thought the book might have been a little too long, I was reading it to a boy that is 4 yrs old and he definitely lost interest 1/4 of the way through the book. However it did have a good story about bravery, and I would reccommend it to first or second graders because of the book length, and because of how many words there are. Feathered Quill Book Revi [...]

    5. This book is about being brave. It shows children that when they put their minds to do something that they need to say they can do it and do it. The students will enjoy seeing Chester Go through the motions of stopping himself from being fearful. They may even understand the lesson and be rewarded after the accomplish their fear like Chester. This book would be great to read within the first few weeks of school.

    6. I love the Audrey Penn Kissing Hand books. This is the story of Chester and the robin. The robin has to learn how to be brave and learn to fly. Chester also worries that he is not brave because he doesn't want to recite things at school. But once he learns that the robin could do it, he feels much better.

    7. I must be the only person in the world who doesn't really love the kissing hand and this one, by the same author, is in the same vein. The little raccoon is being told a story by his mother about a little robin who has to be brave. The raccoon instantly learns his lesson and is able to apply it to an entirely different circumstance. I don't know. It didn't do anything for me.

    8. What can I say? I love Audrey Penn's books. There's always a message to the little ones about being brave, having courage, or growing in some way. I can totally relate to this story and it's one to share with your child whenever he/she is shy or frightened about having to take a risk and do something they haven't done before!

    9. Audrey Penn grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. She started off as a ballerina dancer, dancing for the New York City Ballet. Penn's first book was Happy Apple Told Me in 1980. She wrote that book after she found out she had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis wan was too ill to continue dancing. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.

    10. Chester the Brave is the perfect book to teach about bravery. The teacher can help explain what bravery is and how its a great quality to have. Bravery can coincide with writing or with life in general. Students should never be to scared to try new things while writing, bravery will help students try new things and to think outside the box.

    11. Actually, Charlie rated it ** 1/22.5 stars. The illustrations are amazing, its just the story is not really focused on Chester. To me, its more focused on the story of the little red bird that was too afraid to fly. But its kind of good that Audrey put the story of the bird in because Chester has a very similar problem too. I like the book, but I can't give it 2 or 3. So 2.5 works.

    12. I was disappointed in this book. The Kissing Hand is one of my favorites and this one just doesn't compare. The illustrations also ruined the book for me. The characters we much less realistic than The Kissing Hand and actually looked ridiculous.

    13. This book had a sweet lesson about being brave. I might save it for a kindergartner or first grader with a longer attention span.

    14. This is a great book for those kids who are always a bit anxious, it helps them learn a coping mechanism for getting through an anxiety filled situation!

    15. For ages 9 and up. It's very inspirational lesson on bravery. Grown ups could take a lesson from it as well.

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