Sheila Rae, the Brave

Sheila Rae, the Brave

by Kevin Henkes

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Overview

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Shelia Rae, the Brave is a warm, humorous, and loving story of sibling sympathy and support. Just because Sheila Rae is older, she doesn't always know better!

"I am very brave," Sheila Rae said, patting herself on the back. She wasn't afraid of anything—not thunder, not lightning, not the big black dog at the end of the block. And when she wanted to walk home a new way and Louise wouldn't, she called her sister a scaredy-cat and set out alone. But all the bravado in the world failed to help when Sheila Rae found herself lost. Luckily, her sister was not far behind.

"Children will love it."—School Library Journal

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688147389
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/25/1996
Edition description: 1 MULBERRY
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 40,871
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com


Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

Hometown:

Madison, Wisconsin

Date of Birth:

November 27, 1960

Place of Birth:

Racine, Wisconsin

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Sheila Rae, the Brave 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
mbberg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I really like Kevin Henkes stories. I just read Chrysanthemum. I thought this story did a good job of teaching children that it is ok to be scared, and it is ok to need other's for support and strength. I also liked how it was her little sister who helped her out in the end. I think this shows children that their brothers and sisters are there if they every need any help with anything.
ktextor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a mouse named Shelia Rae who is not afraid of anything. She steps on cracks, growls and cats and dogs and swings from trees. She thinks her sister is a scaredy cat and one day she tried to walk home from school using a different route but gets lost. When she is lost and scared her sister is able to help her find her way back home and while walking home while Shelia Rae is scared her sister is not. They find their way back home and Shelia Rae tells her sister that she is the bravest of them all! Very cute read.
RayJones63 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a girl who is very fearless and is willing to try anything and everything. There is nothing in this world that she is afraid of, until one day she walks home from school a different way and gets lost in the forest. She was scared and worried until her sister Louise found her and comforted her. They walked the rest of the way home together and Sheila tells Louise that she is the brave one, and Louise says ¿No we are brave together.¿
bamabreezin4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was good for struggling readers. It has few lines per page, repetition, picture support, and easy vocabulary.
cgammerman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Again, this Henkes book is great for children to read and to be read aloud in class! I think every child can relate to louise and being scared and this book could possibly help them to get over some of their fears. I would recommend this book to all ages and I still really enjoy reading it.
ssajj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sheila Rae was very brave mouse and she was not afraid of anything. She always did things that others her age were afraid to do. Sheila Rae decided she wanted to take a new route home, her sister Louise did not think this would be a very good idea. Sheila Rae decided she was going to take the new way anyway. Soon Sheila realized that nothing looked familiar and she became very afraid, she was so afraid that she called out for her family. Her sister Louise revealed herself in this moment and showed Sheila the way home.
Necampos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading Level 2.5Sheila Rae is a story about a brave little mouse. Little Shelia is not afraid of anything and everyone is scared of her because of her courage fearlessness. One day Sheila winds up in a place she has never been and got really frightened. This story just shows children that even the bravest person in the world gets scared and that it is okay. Also, through Sheila's sister Louise, we see a fearsome baby mouse learn to be brave.
emilee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good book to read when teaching children about the benefits of not being overly confident.
kmsmith13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a cute story about a mouse who isn't scared of anything until one day she gets lost on the way home from school. Her sister finds her and knows the way home and the mouse now thinks her sister is the bravest person in the world. Her sister exclaims that they both are fearless and brave. This would be a great book to read to siblings. This would teach them to stick together and care for each other. I would recommend this to first/second graders.
azafam5 More than 1 year ago
My 4 and 6 year old daughters love this book. They enjoy reading it and then acting it out together, my 4 year old loves that the little sister gets to be the one to save the day. Wonderful story for any child.
emhengst More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my almost 4 year-old daughter and it is wonderful! Great pictures and a great story!!
Lily_Beauxdilly More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my daughters and they loved it! The premise of the brave older sister getting in over her head and the younger daughter coming to the rescue is something both my 7 year and 3 year old responded to. Each of my daughters identified with the character they most resembled. The artwork is vivid and they have enjoyed several books in this series by the same author. The books are very individual to themselves and so each one stands entirely on its own. I would recommend this book to anyone with a pair of girls that are adventure loving and confident in their abilities. My older daughter laughs out loud at the "braveness" of Sheila and her resulting antics. Great read!
bookloverSJA More than 1 year ago
I would totally recommend all of Kevin Henkes books. We have them all and they make for great reading together time. The characters are charming and the story lines fun and entertaining.
Sane03 More than 1 year ago
We love Kevin Henkes books. The series are just perfect for kindergarten children. My son just loved it. I reccomend for 5-6 years old children
Guest More than 1 year ago
A beautiful story for children, especially girls, age 3-6. Younger children will love to have it read to them, and those who can read will enjoy it in a different way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Sheila Rae walks home a different way, she decides she's not the bravest. I played Louise's, Sheila's little sister,voice in the CDrom. It was very fun and I really got to know the story well. Now that I am older I am into other books but I always read it when I need a short good book. I recommend this to children under the age of 10. It is a very sweet book and the CDrom is a fun way to see the book come alive.