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Dare invites children to explore and fully embody their personalities!

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A rhythmic provocation to dreaming and daring!

We can’t wait until Dare is released in the US in January. We absolutely love this wonderful review from Publishers Weekly!

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This picture book poem expressed through rhyme invites children to explore and fully embody their personalities: “Dare to dream,/ Dare to fly higher.” Gutierrez urges readers to express daring as various opportunities present themselves. In one spread, readers are encouraged to “Dare to reach out/ and take a chance (one child reaches a hand out to another); in another, “Dare to be your own best friend,” a young person enjoys alone time casting shadow puppets on a wall. Noakes employs a loose, inky line and washes of watercolor to create playful scenes, featuring children of varying skin tones diverting themselves in shouts and whispers: bending to a rogue sidewalk flower, marching for a cause, and stargazing. A concise and rhythmic provocation to dreaming and daring. Ages 4–up.

  • Watch a sneak peek reading of Dare by Lorna Gutierrez
  • Read an interview with illustrator Polly Noakes: It feels natural to draw children from different ethnic backgrounds
  • Read a blog about author’s visit to London

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