Title of Picture Book: Liam, the Brave
Author: Michael Wang
Illustrator: Simon Koay
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Marshall Cavendish Children, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Liam, the Brave is a beautifully illustrated story about a boy who overcomes his greatest fear: butterflies. Liam desperately wants to become The Bravest Boy in the World, and he goes through an extraordinary journey of self-discovery to face and overcome his fear. Beyond simply being a story about a boy with an irrational fear, it is also a story about perseverance and how accolades don’t matter. What is most important is being true to oneself.
5 Keywords (not including themes): Fear, Butterfly, School, Nature, Winning
Brief Review (in under 50 words): The story deals with a topic that deserves conversations about – fear. While the story is not presented in the most exciting manner, Liam’s methodological way to overcoming his fear is interesting and would make a good talking point, as would the end of the story.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-5129-2