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Sheila Rae, the Brave

by Kevin Henkes

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Series: Henkes' Mouse Books

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When brave Sheila Rae, who usually looks out for her sister Louise, becomes lost and scared one day, Louise comes to the rescue.
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Sheila Rae is a little girl who isn't afraid of anything. She isn't scared of dogs, she walks backwards with her eyes closed, she steps on every crack in the sidewalk, and the dark doesn't frighten her. But, one day, Sheila Rae gets lost in her neighborhood, and it's her little sister Louise who comes to her rescue. The message of this story is that everyone gets scared sometimes and anyone can be brave. It's also a book about love and friendship between siblings. I think that younger children would find the characters and events in this book very relatable. The illustrations are playful and bright. I would recommend this book to kindergarten and first grade teachers, in particular. ( )
  lucymaccash | Sep 20, 2020 |
Shelia Rae is not afraid of anything and teases her little sister for being afraid of little things. It’s not until Shelia’s bravery gets her lost in the woods and her little sister comes to the rescue. This book can be used to teach students about bravery and sibling love. ( )
  Larmand | Apr 10, 2019 |
Sheila Rae is brave and fearless. Her little sister Louise is not. One day, Sheila Rae decides to walk home a new way from school and gets lost. Sheila Rae no longer feels brave. Her little sister comes to her rescue and discovers that she too can be brave. ( )
  bre201 | Jan 31, 2019 |
Sheila Rae is not afraid of anything. But when she decides to walk home a new way one day after school, and gets lost, she discovers that her little sister Louise is pretty brave as well. The two sisters find their way home together. ( )
  JennyArch | Dec 10, 2018 |
I enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. I really enjoyed the character development of Sheila Rae and her little sister, and how well it ties into the plot of the story. The story is engaging for young readers, because the language is so repetitive. I also really enjoyed the characters in the story, and how everyone is so impressed with Sheila Rae because she is truly so brave and fearless. Her sister looks up to her because of this, however it is her little sister that ends up saving the day. I thought the overall message was really nice, because it can help little kids realize that anyone can be brave and a hero. The illustrations in the story were also bright and colorful, which is something little kids would like to look at. This story pushes readers to reconsider what they think is brave, and maybe push themselves. When Sheila Rae is walking home and she thinks that she is lost, she is able to rely on her little sister to help her find a way home. This can help kids to realize that unsuspected heroes are the best kind. This overall message is some important for kids, especially younger ones. ( )
  rwertl1 | Oct 15, 2018 |
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When brave Sheila Rae, who usually looks out for her sister Louise, becomes lost and scared one day, Louise comes to the rescue.

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Sheila Rae is a mouse who believes she is not afraid of anything, making her the bravest little girl. She boasts of her bravery to her friends and little sister, until one day Sheila Rae becomes afraid while wandering down a strange route, and her little sister Louise is the one who guides her home. Extensions: conflict and resolution, bravery, heroism
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