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Brave Ben

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Ben is scared of everything: of the girl who cuts in front of him at the bakery, of people in the street who laugh at his favorite pair of flowered overalls, and especially of the spook underneath his bed. In his search for help with his problem, Ben finds that hi is braver than he thought. ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Lemniscaat USA (first published January 1st 2005)
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A young boy named Ben has no courage. He's afraid to get laughed at if he wears his favorite flowered overalls; he doesn't stand up for himself if someone cuts in front of him in line. But how to get some courage? The phone book, of course! Ben find "Magic Tree" listed under "courage" in the phone book. When he calls to make an appointment, he is told that he will have to travel through the deep dark forest. He will encounter many creatures, but is told that they all are harmless and he shouldn' ...more
About a boy who is afraid to wear his flowered overalls, among other things -- he gets help from a tree in the forest. Along the way to the magic tree, he meets a witch, a dragon, a spider, and three skeletons. Very cute.
Pretty quirky book. I liked it.
Especially in that it shows how saying something can make it so.
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