The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Publisher: Chronicle Books
In this (almost) wordless picture book, a young girl’s anxiety is brought to life in dark shadowy figures that follow her around. When Molly tries to make a new friend, the shadows lurk in her midst, intimidating her and stopping her from being brave. When she tries to outrun them, they chase her and begin to multiply. Molly must confront the shadows before she can feel confident enough to approach the new friend again.
Beautiful illustrations make this book really appealing and the soft palette stops the scenarios becoming nightmarish. Brave Molly is a lovely book to look at and will capture the attention of art and illustrations fans, as well as being a useful book for children dealing with anxiety and fear-issues.
Wordless picture books are a great way of getting children to talk, so this would make an excellent addition to any school classroom library or children’s resource centre.