“She pushed out her lip and hurried on.”

Irene is a determined person. She’s stubborn at times when fighting for what she believes, and she’s a loving girl.

In this super book, she battles through adversity while having irritation at the presumption of the forces opposing her. Which is both kind of hilarious and admirable  — and of course, universal — who hasn’t felt insulted and mad about something keeping us from moving forward? (:

This story is a wonderfully illustrated adventure, with a warm, caring ending and lots of humor mixed in.

Go, Irene!

(And Go, too, Irene’s awesome mom!)

brave irene

Thanks to my friend Laura for giving this book to our family as a gift several years ago!

Thanks, William Steig, for the character, illustrations and story ~

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