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Friday 12 April 2024

Review: With A Little Sprinkle of Courage

This book is special in many ways, not least of which are the tiny, embossed silver stars that glitter their way across the cover. From here, things just get even more gorgeous.

On the warm, sunny morning Fen hatched, her father gave her a special birthday gift.

Little Fen, a bird, is given a very special gift by her father. This gift will help her to get through any new and difficult times in life – it’s the gift of courage.

But when Fen’s courage blows away on the wind and she’s unable to join her fellow birds in
singing the dawn chorus, her world crumbles.

As she sets out to find her courage once again, Fen discovers something quite wonderful in the process.

The illustrations are crafted using only graphite pencils and splashes of red – they’re delicate,
strong and emotive with incredible attention to toning and detail - Fen’s knitted hat is exquisite!

The drawings are also surrounded by the perfect amount of white space, which means that this
book is a feast for both eyes and soul.

It comes as no surprise to learn that the book’s creator, Jackie Case, is an internationally
acclaimed artist and illustrator. This is a beautifully designed picture book that captures her
signature style perfectly.

An engaging, timeless story about digging deep and allowing the world to surprise you.
Both warming and heartfelt.

Title: With A Little Sprinkle Of Courage
Author/Illustrator: Jackie Case
Publisher: Boolarong Press, $29.99
Publication Date: 5 May 2023
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922643544
For Ages: 3 - 7
Type: Picture Book