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Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite
Edward the Egg: A Different Kind of Brave is an inspirational children's story written by Julia Fagundus. Living a typical lifestyle, Edward the Egg tends to do the everyday things we all do. The only thing that holds him back is fear. When going to the grocery store, Edward makes the trip to buy special ingredients for a meal he plans to make, but the fear of having his shell cracked makes him hesitant. Edward is careful who he interacts with as he does not like dealing with strangers, so his journey is upended when the cashier he knows is away when Edward visits. When a lady in one aisle has trouble accessing a food item, Edward puts his fear aside and helps her. This creates a new friendship that proves to be invaluable. Edward again faces one of his worst fears when he encounters foxes but puts his fears aside to save a young fox from being hit by a car. When Edward finally sees his worst fears come true, his new friends stand by him to ensure he makes a full recovery.
When I began reading Edward the Egg: A Different Kind of Brave, I expected some version of Humpty Dumpty but was instead thrilled to find an action/adventure of a different kind. As a Deaf reviewer who suffers from Agoraphobia with Panic Disorder, I am very familiar with anxiety and fear creeping into your everyday life. Panic with unfamiliarity greeted Edward at every turn in his day, but he made unselfish choices which put him on a new yet wonderful path to making new friends and having new adventures with people who were happy to become a valued part of his life. Julia Fagundus has shown that making uncomfortable decisions due to unfamiliarity can actually reap some amazing rewards. Many people in the world have social phobias and can relate to this story so well. I found Edward the Egg: A Different Kind of Brave to be uplifting, wholesome, and overflowing with the building of self-esteem. I wholeheartedly recommend Julia Fagundus's well-written children's tale to all young readers aged 5-12, so that they can see how living life in the shadows out of fear can hold you back in every way if you don't decide to take risks which reap more benefits than they can imagine. Great read!