A heartwarming story about facing your fears
Toby doesn't like heights. That's why he always carries a parachute with him. His parachute makes him feel safe when he has to climb down from his bunk bed or when he's playing on the swings. But one day, Toby's cat gets stuck in a tree, and it's up to Toby to rescue him. With the help of his parachute, Toby reaches his cat and lowers him safely to the ground. But now Toby is stuck in the tree, unless he can conquer his fears. . . .
This compelling book, perfectly complemented by Matt Ottley's expressive artwork, lends a sympathetic ear to children's fears while simultaneously assuring readers that they can overcome them.
School Library Journal (STARRED review)
"This is an extraordinary picture book that will delight yet inspire discussion by young children and slightly older ones as well. An excellent addition to any library. Highly recommended."
Catholic News Service
"This sweet story about facing childhood fears is perfectly paired with whimsical and captivating illustrations."
Wall Street Journal
"Emotionally insightful. . . . We see Toby confronting his fears and, step by step, overcoming them in this resonant and visually striking tale."
"Creative and captivating."