Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Jonathan D. Voss
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Olive is a spunky but shy little girl who prefers her adventures to be in a book. Her stuffed animal owl Hoot pushes her out of her comfort zone for exciting adventures! One day, Olive and Hoot go through a storm on a hot air balloon and ride down a river in the basket. Olive is worried, but Hoot assures her that as long as they are together, everything will be alright. Then Hoot notices that he has a hole and his stuffing is coming out, and he becomes afraid. Olive promises Hoot that they will be okay as long as they are together. She guides Hoot back home, and that night she stitches up his hole.
Brave Enough for Two is a tender story of a girl and her favorite stuffed animal. The inseparable pair help each other through their fears and show how much a best friend can mean. The book is a helpful tool for illustrating how much excitement and fun it can be to have a best friend. It also shows how people have different strengths and can buoy others up where they are strong, and lean on others when they are afraid. This book shows the importance of teamwork and encourages children to go a little outside of their comfort zones.