The Courage to Care
Hohm Press

Pages: 32 pages

Size: Paperback, 8.5 X 6 inches

ISBN: 978-1-942493-17-4

In 12 playful and adventurous scenarios, young or baby animals take a stand that demonstrates courage in the face of a challenge, along with kindness and willingness to help others. Short simple text makes for easy comprehension. The book can serve as a stimulus for lots of adult-child discussion of principles like courage, discernment and caring.

A preventative for the pre-school child, this is a valuable contribution to anti-“bullying” literature that never mentions the word. Instead, it is packed with impressions to encourage creativity, individuality and confidence, skills that can combat the susceptibility to peer pressure so damaging to children.

Recommended for: Libraries, schools, Head Start & Early Head Start, childcare agencies, and parenting groups, local and national.


A must read for young children. It is never too early to build self-esteem and confidence and to empower our children with skills to protect them from being bullied, or from bullying.

—Theresa Landau, WIC Director, Morrisania, N.Y.; MS, RD, CDN, CLC 


Beautiful illustrations, imaginative images and simple messages to engage young children and increase their strength and resilience without prematurely appealing to intellect by applying adult interpretations to life.

—Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author, You Are Your Child’s First Teacher

Stand Up!