Proud as A Peacock, Brave as A LionBook - 2009
Outside, the crowd gathered for the veterans' parade grows as quiet as a mouse, while men and women -- old and young -- march past in the rain. A trumpet plays and Grandpa lays a wreath in memory of his lost friend. Just then, the child imagines an elephant in the mist. "Elephants never forget," he whispers to his grandpa. "Then let's be elephants," says the old man, as he wipes water from his eyes and takes his grandson's hand.
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion has relevance to a growing number of families, as new waves of soldiers leave home.
From Library Staff
For ages 5+. In this picture book, a young boy asks his grandfather questions when he sees him getting ready for Remembrance Day. The grandfather explains why he fought in World War II, using animal idioms to describe how he felt or acted. A lovely story to read with younger children.
OttawaReads Jul 23, 2018
An older gentleman tells his grandson about his experiences in World War 2. A story about honoring memory that, while specific in nature, has universal appeal. For ages 5+.