Review: Brave and Strong All Day Long by Elizabeth Cummings

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Welcome back to our sunny blog tour! Here’s our take on this important book with a universal, child-centred appeal.


Review:

Brave And Strong All Day Long, Elizabeth Cummings (author), Johanna Roberts (illus.), EC, November 2017.

Aptly dedicated to those who risk their lives to save others, and to the brave and strong role model; lifeguard Fiona, this picture book is an asset to the wider, water-loving community. And coincidentally, this week in Victoria is Water Safety Week – with the “mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury…” in which lifesaving and water saving initiatives are being carried out around the State in conjunction with Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving National organisations. (www.lsv.com.au/about). Following my daughter’s water safety swimming lesson and reading the story, she certainly has a greater understanding and respect for the heroes of the water, claiming, “I want to go to that beach so she can save me!” (Miss A, age 4).

The story tells of the courage of a young, staunch Fiona who consciously dismisses the dangers and taunts as she learns to become a skilled and confident rider of the waves. Clearly proving her worth with several beach rescues, Fiona grows up instilled with her passion for helping others, reaching a well-deserved lifesaver status and even winning lots of prestigious awards.

Elizabeth Cummings’ language is simple and easily accessible, allowing young readers a direct sense of the importance of the characters’ actions in a range of vulnerable situations. The watercolour and line illustrations by Johanna Roberts are equally fluid and child-friendly, created with an air of calm and space that reflects the nature of Fiona and the book’s intended clarity.

Brave and Strong All Day Long encourages the value for lifesavers, as well as recognising the power of upstanding females in the community. Already this book has broken any possible preconceived stereotypes for my four year old, as I’m sure it will do for others. It is an engaging and significant resource suitable for raising awareness of water dangers for preschool and school aged children.

Review by Romi Sharp.


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Brave and Strong All Day Long Blog Tour Schedule

Everyday from Monday December 4 – Friday December 8

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PLUS!

Wednesday December 6

Vanessa Ryan – www.educateempower.blog

Thursday December 7

Brydie Wright – www.brydiewright.com

Friday December 8

Creative Kids Tales – www.creativekidstales.com.au

Julie Anne Grasso – www.whenigrowupiwannawriteakidsbook.blogspot.com.au


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