Book Review: Little Tractor is Brave by Natalie Quintart

Available June 21, 2022

A familiar book in which Little Tractor overcomes his fear to help his friends. For brave readers ages 4 years and up.

Little Tractor drove down the hill with Daddy, but he slipped in the mud. Now Little Tractor is scared and doesn’t want to leave the barn when it rains. But then Lili says there’s an emergency . . .


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

When Little Tractor’s dad wanted him to race down the hill with him even though it’s raining, Little Tractor ran off the road and was upset. He decided he was never going out in the rain again! But when some of his friends are in danger and no one else can help, he decides that friends are more important than fear. What a good lesson about facing your fears.

I can’t wait to read this book to my grandson! I would have already had him over here to read it but he’s sick. He loves computers and I have the digital ARC, so the vibrant colors really pop on the screen. He will also enjoy the story, especially the ending, and he’ll want to point out all of the animals as we read their names.

About the Author

Natalie Quintart was born on January 6, 1961, in Beloeil (Belgium). She followed acting classes in Louvain-la-Neuve and Paris. She now lives in Brussels and has three children.

Besides novels and screenplays, Natalie Quintart writes books, stories, songs, stage plays, and scripts for children. A whole range of styles, that is! To her ‘writing is sharing little pieces of humanity, tenderness, emotion and humor with children’. Her books have been translated in Chinese, Danish, German, American English, Korean, Dutch … She loves meeting her young readers because she likes to know how children respond to her stories.

Schools and libraries frequently invite her to talk about her books and the making-of. As an actress, she also makes short films and shows her work. Schools, libraries, and book fairs in Belgium and France love to see her coming. Her partner in crime in these shows? Her accordion. She emphasizes the great demand for this kind of approach. By presenting a book in a playful way, it becomes more accessible for children.

She also adapted several books in stage plays for children.