"The superhero's name is Captain Courage, and you will love his super powers! The book is geared to the ages 4 to 11, and the brightly colored pages/story will just draw you in. The book is made for children's vivid imaginations. I shared this with my 5 and 7 year old grandsons, and they wanted it read again and again!"
"In Captain Courage and the Fear-Squishing Shoes, Stacey Marshall's sympathetic main character, Katie, learns that sometimes with a little imagination and some special shoes, even your worst fears can be overcome. A great read for any child that has ever been worried or nervous about something (which is probably every child)."
Children’s Television Workshop (formerly of Sesame Street Workshop)
Author, Change of Heart
“Marshall's colorful characters and clever tale will inspire and entertain. A meeting with Marshall's Captain Courage is sure to stir up confidence and courage in every reader!”
Writer, Parents Magazine
“Captain Courage and the Fear-Squishing Shoes is a charming story, and will even help kids with public speaking.”
Author, 72 children’s books including the following series:
The Zack Files, Secrets of Dripping Fang, Weird Planet, and Maximum Boy.
“Stacey Marshall spins an inspiring and heartwarming story of acceptance for who you are and the courage to become an active participant in one’s life. A must have book!”
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author,
The Golden Pathway
“A super hero, with a secret identity, who wears magical flashing shoes -- what’s not to like? Captain Courage and the Fear Squishing Shoes, by Stacey A. Marshall, is a book that immediately captures your interest and empathy for shy Katie. She is starting third grade in a new school because her father took a new job and moved the family to a new state. Naturally she is unhappy about the move.
Katie feels lonely and out of place. She misses her old friends and wonders if she’ll make new ones. Her teacher, classmates, and the principal are all welcoming to her. However, poor Katie seems paralyzed by fear until something amazing happens during “show and tell” time to change everything. With a little friendly advice, presented in an artful way, Katie stands tall and overcomes her fear and shyness.
Kids will enjoy Michelle Morse’s colorful and expressive illustrations. Katie’s emotions are clear on her face. Each picture has so many true-to-school-life details that kids will be right at home, eager for each new page. The touch of humor provided by a class mascot “showing off” will grab children’s attention as they answer: What’s he doing here?
This is a fun but “sly” educational storybook which shows kids they needn’t feel alone or fearful in new situations. Teachers, parents and kids will enjoy this book as they effortlessly learn specific steps to deal with and overcome fear and shyness. As they follow these simple steps, they will build up their self-confidence and courage to handle life challenges. I recommend it for home and school lessons and pure enjoyment. Thanks to Stacey A. Marshall and Michelle Morse for this engaging and helpful story.”
Penelope Anne Cole
Author, Magical Matthew
“I recently read Captain Courage and the Fear Squishing Shoes by Stacey A. Marshall and loved it. As a kid I was a lot like Katie, who moved to a new school and felt afraid to talk to anyone. Her school principal turned into Captain Courage and destroyed her fear so she felt brave enough to speak out in class and all the kids loved what she shared. The bright illustrations by Michele Morse portray the story wonderfully. And, even though this is a fictional story, there are even some scientific studies that show the truth portrayed in this story.”
Author, Slime and All, Signs of Trouble,
The Peril of the Sinister Scientist