Since I knew that Brave Enough was a Rob Justus production, I could see hints of their illustrative style. Especially with the skeleton that was meditating and looks like Death from Sparkles & Death novel series. However, had I not known that I do not think I would have realized it as the two books are different.
Brave Enough is a picture book that came out last year. It is a book about two siblings (Younger Brother and Older Sister) who are off monster hunting. Or more accurately the older sibling is showing the younger sibling that t here are no monsters. In fact, her brother does not see them every place, as they do not exist, they are fake, not real, fantasy and certainly do not read books about vampires, zombies, and humans. But of course, they do, and of course the older sibling needs to pay attention to her brother who knows a thing or two about a thing or two about monsters.
The artwork is busy without being overwhelming, but there are details to look at (some are important to the story, but others are there for a humorous effect). The colors are bold, and bright. Yellow is an important color (and is actually not the usual “cowardly color” it can be portrayed as). Overall, it is a fun book about comfort zones, out of your comfort zone and being brave. The diverse family gives it a modern tone, as well as the fact we have a modern female (strong, brassy, sassy) to up the contemporary points.