Pre-order ‘Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave’ by Jessica Hische

Acclaimed designer and illustrator/letterer Jessica Hische — whose previous book, In Progress, we featured in our guide, Books to Make You a Better Designer — has announced an upcoming children’s bedtime book called Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, slated for release on October 16th, 2018.

If you’re familiar with Hische’s work, you’ll understand when I say that this beautiful book is loaded with lush, playful illustrations and lettering, not to mention an inspiring message about doing your best every day:

This book takes readers on a fantastic journey that encourages them to be adventurous, strong, smart, curious, creative, confident, and brave—reassuring them that if they haven’t been able to be all or any of those things today, there is always tomorrow, which is full of endless opportunities.

On her site, she offers some backstory on how this book came to be:

I had the idea for this book when [my daughter] Ramona was a little over a year old. I wanted to write something uplifting, encouraging, and empowering—a book to help end the day excited for all the possibilities that tomorrow could bring. There are plenty of inspirational books out there for young readers, but this would be different. It wouldn’t just encourage kids to be the best they can be—it would give them the opportunity to reflect on their day and even introduce the very grown-up concept of self-forgiveness. I worked on it for about a year before approaching a publisher, and in that time it matured alongside my tiny muse.

Some interior preview shots:

Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave is a no-brainer purchase and I can’t wait ’til it releases.

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