Brave Irene by William Steig is a cozy picture book that deserves a place on your bookshelf. I’ve featured it in the post Children’s Picture Books About Courage, but also wanted to include it among my favorites in Homeschooling with Cozy Books.
Irene’s mother has sewn a beautiful ball gown for the duchess, but is too sick to deliver it through the cold and snow in time for the ball. Although she is small, Irene assures her mother she will accomplish this very important errand and deliver the gown to the palace in time.
Irene must battle many obstacles while making her way through deep snow and icy wind. She continues on, drawing on her courage and determination. At last Irene is able to deliver the dress and receives a wonderful and unexpected reward.
Your children will enjoy this story that features a loving family relationship, serving others, and demonstrating courage and perseverance.
Purchase a copy for your family here: Brave Irene from Amazon
Happy cozy reading!