When You Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
Fans of Wherever You Go written by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler will love their latest collaboration. When You are Brave is an inspiring story about how to find courage in the midst of change. The story follows a young girl moving with her family to a new house in another town. Miller’s concise lyrical text and Wheeler’s use of subdued color are equally somber and match the girl’s trepidation as she embarks on her journey. Halfway through drive, the girl closes her eyes and visualizes a small light inside her. The light grows giving her wings and the power to believe in herself. Miller’s words are uplifting and beautifully conveys the little girl’s positivity and Wheeler’s illustrations become vibrant and brilliant.
What I love about When You are Brave is that the girl reminds us that we have the courage inside of us. When times are tough, it is easy to forget about this inner strength that we might conceal. Taking a moment to pause and breathe is the key to letting go of your worries and realizing you can weather any storm.
Special thanks to author Pat Zietlow Miller for sending a F & G to my #bookexcursion group. Pre-order now, for When You Are Brave publishes soon on March 5, 2019.