Benny's True Colors
Winter 2020 Kids Indie Next List
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Discover the joy of being your true self in this uplifting and empowering picture book about Benny, who looks like a bat but knows that he really is a butterfly.
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 my 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.
Writer Norene Paulson and illustrator Anne Passchier's Benny’s True Colors is a transformative story about knowing your true self, and the joy of letting the world know you, too.
An Imprint Book
Praise For Benny's True Colors…
“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
“Passchier’s digital art style of bold shapes and colors with balanced compositions will appeal to a young readership who will delight in seeing Benny get his antennas and beautiful butterfly wings....Though this could be read just as a story of a bat wanting to be a butterfly, it’s also a gender-affirming conversation starter" –School Library Journal
Imprint, 9781250207715, 40pp.
Publication Date: November 17, 2020
About the Author
Anne Passchier is a nonbinary illustrator from the Netherlands, currently working in the United States. Anne lives with their cats, loves to travel and draw, and enjoys all things spooky and Halloween.