Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
In Brutus the Brave by Amy Marie, Brutus is a little chihuahua who was afraid of the dark. The children in the house had named him Brutus because they wanted him to be fearless and brave. Brutus loved his name and it made him feel fearless and strong ... until the lights went out. The children taught him a song that would help him with his fear. 'One circle, two circle, three circle, four! Hey monster, get out! And don't come back any more!' Brutus couldn't wait to try it. That night when the family went out, Brutus walked around the house like a spy. Would the song help? Would Brutus be able to deal with his fear of the dark?
Brutus the Brave by Amy Marie is an adorable story that can be used to help children become comfortable with the dark. Brutus's character is adorable and Adif Purnama breathes life into the characters and the story with illustrations that are as charming and delightful as Brutus and the children. It is a good story to help children get rid of their fear of the dark and parents can coin their own phrases and make up their own songs to help youngsters deal with this fear. Books like this are good for parents and tutors to read out loud to youngsters or use for storytelling sessions because many children can relate to the problem faced by Brutus.