Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

Book - 2018
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Illustrations, hand-lettering, and easy-to-read text reveal a child's bedtime promise to strive the next day to be adventurous, strong, curious, and more.
Alternative Title: Tomorrow I will be brave
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2018]
ISBN: 9781524787011
Branch Call Number: E
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm


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May 02, 2019

The kids in storytime were captivated by the broody-moody artwork! I personally love this punchy, beautiful book about who we hope to be tomorrow.

IndyPL_JosephL Apr 03, 2019

A nice series of personal promises to be the best you you can be each day and, failing that, at least promising to try your best. Full of colorful illustrations and fun text to make the book engaging. this book would be perfect if not for the fact that children would have a harder time reading some of the fancier fonts and styles.

Mar 11, 2019

I can see Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave having a “grown-up” counterpart—not that I don’t think adults won’t enjoy the bright, warm, colorful animals that occupy the pages of Jessica Hische’s picture book for children. It’s just that I see parents choosing this one for bedtime for everyone’s sake.

Related in rhyme, the bunny says that “Tomorrow I’ll be…” adventurous, strong, smart, curious, creative, confident, and brave. Each determination accompanied by an exploration of what that means in words and pictures.

It’s a story about trying to be these things, and “If I wasn’t one of the, I know that it’s okay.” Bunny will rest and try to “be all these things” tomorrow, “or at least I’ll try my best.” Hische’s bunny acknowledges the effort, that such a full ‘best life’ kind of day can be tiring, and rest is good and normal…that maybe that is why bedtime is invented. [such good messaging for both the children and adults in the room.]

Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave can lead to thinking about the next day, but it can be an opportunity to think about how you were adventurous, strong, smart, curious, creative, confident, and brave that day. It’s also an opportunity to think—Hische does—about what these ideas look like for you. Creative may not mean coloring or drawing for hours. Hische’s choice to personalize the words for the bunny (“I”) invites the reader/listener to do the same. Note, too, how bunny has a cat companion throughout; these are life-goals that may require more than you, and/or can be shared.

Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave is positive and inspiring, optimistic and energetic. It’s a good picture book to have around—and not just for the youngest set.

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Jan 08, 2019

I love how this book names a word like, "SMART" and then describes what it means! Curious? Why? Check it out!


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