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Jacketed Hardback
Publication Date: 8/6/19
Ages 3-7
$17.00 (discounts vary)

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Brian the Brave

Every sheep is different. Some white, some black. Some striped, some spotted, some with hats! They're all still sheep, and they can all play together. At least that's what Brian thinks—until the other sheep say they can be friends only with sheep that are just like them.

But when danger strikes, can Brian help the sheep come together? Can Brian the ordinary become Brian the Brave?

This lively story with bright, playful artwork will prompt conversations about friendship, teamwork, and bias based on race or language.

Make your own Brian the Brave character puppets with the downloadable activity available at


“Stewart uses a group of sheep friends to relay messages of tolerance, acceptance, and nonjudgment. . . . The illustrations are distinctive and vivid; fans of Eric Carle will find the textured, collagelike pictures reminiscent of his classic work.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Visually interesting . . . tale of the dangers of prejudice and the power of teamwork, suitable for early elementary readers.”

School Library Journal

“An ideal and recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.”

Midwest Book Review

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