Discover the joy of being your true self in this uplifting and empowering picture book.
Benny may look like a bat, but Benny doesn't like flying at night or eating bugs or hanging upside down. Benny does like sunshine and fluttering and colorful wings. On the inside, Benny knows he is a butterfly! "I want by outside to match who I am inside!" With the help of some butterfly friends in the garden, Benny makes a happy change. And his friends and his momma all love him just the same. Benny's True Colors is a transformative story about knowing your true self and the joy of letting the world know you, too.
An incredibly powerful, compassionate book- a must read for anyone who wants to encourage kids to be true to themselves. Dr. Donna Cangelosi, Child Psychologist/Children's Author
NORENE PAULSON - Author I love words. As a former middle school language arts teacher, I spent almost twenty years sharing that love with middle school students in a rural Iowa school district. As a children's PB author, I continue to share my love of words with young readers. My children's magazine articles have appeared in Highlights for Children, Child Life, and Live Wire, and my debut picture book, BENNY’S TRUE COLORS, is scheduled for release in 2020.
ANNE PASSCHIER - Illustrator www.annepasschier.com I am an illustrator and surface designer from The Netherlands, currently living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. I am non-binary and use they/them pronouns. I have a whimsical and colorful design approach that I use to create both narrative illustrations as well as pattern collections. I love to mix graphic shapes with subtle texture, and my work has a playful, hand-drawn quality. I am represented by The Bright Agency/Anne Passchier
WHAT'S SILLY HAIR DAY WITH NO HAIR? - Release date March 1, 2021/Albert Whitman
Another uplifting and empowering book about self-acceptance and inclusion.
Bea has alopecia areata--that means she doesn't have any hair. So when it's time for Silly Hair Day at school, Bea doesn't know what to do. Her best friend, Shaleah, is determined to help. With Silly Hair Day fast approaching, they're focused on finding a way for everyone to take part.
About the Author Norene Paulson is a former middle school language arts teacher who loves words. She is the author of Benny's True Colors, and her articles have also appeared in several children's magazines including Highlights. Norene lives with her husband on a country acreage in Iowa.
About the Illustrator Camila Carrossine was born in Brazil and still lives there today. She has illustrated more than thirty books.