By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Hardcover, 9780374336813, 32pp.)
Publication Date: July 10, 2007
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"You must be good at something," said Miss Lucinda. "Everyone has a special talent."
On the first day of school, Miss Lucinda asks the students to share their special talents. Francesca is a star soccer player, Matthew can catch huge fish with his grandpa, and Candace is an excellent artist. It seems that everyone has something to share. But Jack is worried. He doesn't have any talent at all . . . or so he thinks.
Acrylic paintings that pop with energy and charm make this story by veteran author and illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler the perfect boost for any child who questions his or her abilities.
MARYANN COCCA-LEFFLER has written and/or illustrated over forty books for children, including Isabella's Above-Ground Pool by Alice Mead. She lives in Amherst, New Hampshire.
"Warm illustrations of the enthusiastic students help make this a nice choice for those just starting school." —Kirkus Reviews “Children will find piquant details in the pictures when they return to it later on their own.”—The Horn Book "Provide[s] a springboard for discussions."—Publishers Weekly
“Children will find piquant details in the pictures when they return to it later on their own.”—The Horn Book
"Provide[s] a springboard for discussions."—Publishers Weekly