Janine. (Hardcover)

By Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807537541, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2015

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Description

Meet Janine. She is one of a kind Janine dresses a little different, remembers random facts, reads the dictionary for fun, and has her own style of cheering. Nobody does things the way Janine does things One girl in Janine's class is throwing a party and all the COOL kids are invited. But Janine is not cool. Some kids think she is strange and want her to change. Will Janine try to be different or just be her spectacular self? In this charming story, Maryann Cocca-Leffler uses her own daughter as inspiration for a delightfully spunky character. Janine Leffler focuses on the positive while navigating life with disabilities. She has become a role model to children and adults, encouraging them to focus on abilities and promoting respect, tolerance, and kindness.


About the Author

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the author-illustrator of more than 50 children's books, including Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew, Mr. Tanen's Ties, and Theo's Mood. She majored in illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two daughters. When not in her studio working on a new book, you can find her digging in the flower garden or visiting a school. Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the author-illustrator of more than 50 children's books, including Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew, Mr. Tanen's Ties, and Theo's Mood. She majored in illustration at the Massachusetts College of Art and lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two daughters. When not in her studio working on a new book, you can find her digging in the flower garden or visiting a school.
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