Parachute by Danny Parker
Illustrations by Matt Ottley
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 1, 2016
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.
A cute little story, beautifully illustrated, that focuses on a child's fear and how it is possible to outgrow them. Simple in its execution and yet a story that may resonate with more anxious children. The illustrations really are the true gem though.