Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Review: Captain Courage and the Fear Squishing Shoes by Stacey Marshall

Title:                            Captain Courage and the Fear Squishing Shoes
Written by:                  Stacey Marshall
Illustrated by:              Michelle Morse
Pages:                          15
Publisher:                    Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
e-Book ISBN:             9781616333195
Soft cover ISBN:        9781616333201
Published:                   September 2012

Fear can be a mind numbing experience for the young and old. Often times holding us back from the simple pleasures in life. Captain Courage and the Fear Squishing Shoes by Stacey Marshall tackles the experience of third grader, Katie as she tries to find her place at her new school, Blythe Elementary.

Always one to be an active participant in classes and playing with friends, Katie finds herself numbed by fear when she arrives at her first day of school and the ensuing week. Screaming out loud in her mind, Katie remains silent toward her classmate’s attempts at friendship and is even more silent within the classroom.
Unexpectedly one day during show and tell a super hero arrives at Katie’s classroom. All are startled and intrigued by the super hero that calls himself Captain Courage. Even Katie. Will she continue to be a “shrinking violet” or will she take note of Captain Courage’s actions and words? Or will she allow fear of the unknown immobilize her further?

Stacey Marshall spins an inspiring and heartwarming story of acceptance for who you are and the courage to become an active participant in one’s life. A must have book for home, school, bookstores, and public libraries. 


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
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