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Reviewed by Kristine Zimmerman for Readers' Favorite
Brave Millie is the latest installment in the Feel Loved Tales by Hilary Hawkes. Millie, a young mouse, is excited to join her friends for a picnic. She gathers up some tasty treats and heads out to find her friends. First, she meets a hedgehog who is also excited about picnic day but then they hear a loud noise. Hedgehog is afraid that it might be a monster and so he runs away. Millie is nervous too, but she bravely continues to meet her next friend. Each time she finds a friend a new noise frightens them, and Millie is left alone. She finally arrives at the picnic spot and comes face to face with the creature making all that noise. Is it a monster, ogre, giant, or someone else?
Hilary Hawkes has written a delightful tale encouraging kids to face their fears. Each time Millie meets her friend, the pattern is the same, which perfectly reinforces the early literacy skill of narration. The illustrations are outstanding. Andrea Petrlik has added texture to each spread together with bright, beautiful colors. Millie is charming in her pink flowered dress as she walks through a welcoming spring landscape. There are many added extras in the story, including a hidden mouse on each page, questions to reinforce the concept of bravery, and comprehension questions. Brave Millie highlights how kids can be brave in their lives, with everyday things like telling the truth. Brave Millie will be welcomed by parents and teachers looking for titles that celebrate social-emotional learning.