Sheila Rae is not afraid of anything. She walks backwards with her eyes closed, steps on every crack, growls at stray dogs, and bares her teeth at stray cats. But when Sheila Rae becomes lost on the way home from school, it is her "scaredy cat" sister, Louise, who shows her a thing or two about bravery and sibling love. Kevin Henkes’ picture books are favorites at our house. His characters’ strength and sweetness really resonate with my kids, who also adore his detailed illustrations.— S.B.
"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 ...
A warm and loving story of sibling sympathy and support.