Brian The Brave

“Let’s all be friends,” says Brian… But Stanley only likes sheep with black wool, Hamish, Cassidy and Lou think black wool and white wool are rubbish – while Tracey and Frank only want sheep with horns in their gang.  Then Brian bumps into a WOLF – and he knows he has to get all the sheep to ACT TOGETHER!  A very funny story celebrating acceptance, friendship – and courage.

Written by Paul Stewart, illustrated by Jane Porter, published by Otter Barry Books (Flyaway Books in the US). Winner of the Derby Children’s Picture Book Award 2020! To buy the book, click here.

“One of those picture books that stands out because of its important message and the gorgeous way in which it’s conveyed… superbly told with lots of touches of humour and exceptionally illustrated by Jane Porter who depicts these characters wonderfully” Parents In Touch

“Jane Porter’s various sheep characters are splendidly portrayed in her dramatic, often funny, colourful collage scenes of the ups and downs of life ovine style” Jill Bennet, Red Reading Hub

“The illustrations are distinctive and vivid; fans of Eric Carle will find the textured, collage-like pictures reminiscent of his classic work” Kirkus Reviews

“Impressively enhanced with bright, playful artwork that will prompt conversations about friendship, teamwork, and bias based on race or language”
Midwest Book Review

“Visually interesting…tale of the dangers of prejudice and the power of teamwork” School Library Journal

“Uses collage to create an absorbing atmosphere; sheep, dry stone walls, trees, flowers and insects fill every spread….should become a warm woolly favourite! – 5 stars” Books For Keeps

You can see me reading BRIAN THE BRAVE here:

and find out how to make your own collage sheep here!