Holly M. McGhee is a writer, literary agent, and has been a lifelong lover of words and pictures. She has written under the pen name of Hallie Durand, while also writing the picture books Mitchell’s License, Mitchell Goes Blowing, as well as a chapter book series. She currently resides with her family, her antisocial dog, and her two leopard geckos in New Jersey.
Read Aloud Tips
Introduce the book by having the students describe a time when they experienced fear and what they did to overcome it.
Go through the pictures and have students predict what happens next.
Use this book to encourage students’ comfortability with discussing relevant news reports and current events.
Together, the words and pictures work seamlessly to deliver a powerful message: What we do matters. –The New York Times