Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help! Encourage your little ones with the true meaning of bravery through the beautiful story of Lizzy the Lioness by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Bevere.
Boys and girls will love the story of Lizzy, a little lion who must learn what it truly means to be brave in the face of hard things. When she sees someone in danger, Lizzy tries her best to help, but she quickly learns that sometimes being brave means asking adults for help.
With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!
The righteous are bold as a lion. Proverbs 28:1
That was the scripture on the first page or dedication page. It made me smile and excited to not only read this story but to make sure my kids understood what boldness was.
The story started off by Lizzy pretending to be strong and brave. I find it cute because many times we do see our children try to act like us the parents. It is always a good reminder to step up our game and be good examples to our kids.
Lizzy then decides she is tired of just "playing" brave but she desired to grow up and actually do it. I can recall those same thoughts as a child. I was so excited to be a teenager, to have a boyfriend, to have a career and family.
Lizzy meets a little girl and mother and realizes she is little just like the little girl. Later Lizzy gets to be a hero to that little girl! YAY! No it was not in the big way she thought by fighting or being brave to fight baboons but rather it was being wise and being bold to ask for help. The last line is a great one, "Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to ask for help." It is a valuable lesson we all need to hear. We sometimes have the idea in our head that we can't ask for help or that it is a sign of weakness but that is not the case. Asking for help is important and staying humble is a great trait to have.