The Proud Button
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An inspiring story about believing in a magical button and, more importantly, about believing in yourself. For children ages 5 years and up.
Isabelle is a shy little girl who loves to play. While everyone plays or works together, Isabelle always stands aside. When she gets a new button from her aunt, she considers it a treasure. Her special button reminds her to be proud and courageous. With the help of her new button, Isabelle begins to see that making friends isn't as scary as it seems.
Clavis, 9781605376073, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2021
About the Author
Danette Richards grew up in a little town near the mountains in northern Pennsylvania. She has two grown daughters who continue to fill her life with love and adventure. As a child, she particularly loved to draw, play music, explore the outdoors, and listen to her grandmother tell stories about the past and sing old songs. Danette graduated with both a bachelor's and master's degree in education / special education. She also received a certificate in autism from Penn State University. Afterward, she worked as a teacher and eventually as a staff developer and consultant. Many of the students she supported in her work had emotional, academic, and physical challenges. Seeing them transform struggles to successes inspired her to write her first picture book, The Proud Button, about a child discovering what she's capable of doing and becoming. Annelies Vandenbosch is a Belgian illustrator who likes to retreat from society with her slightly chaotic head and her drawing materials. She loves creating illustrations with a positive and humorous touch, so readers can escape to a different world where everyone feels happy. She hopes that readers will then spread that happiness in their environment. When Annelies isn't drawing, you can find her in an uncomfortable yoga pose, on a relaxing walk in her cozy village, enjoying a tasty meal, or making fun memories with family and friends.