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Emily's Idea

Christine Evans


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How a simple creative act spreads a message of love and acceptance around the world?

Emily’s idea started small. Many beautiful ideas do.
She folded, doodled, and snipped.
But also, like many ideas, Emily’s small idea grew.

When a little girl decides to create a paper chain of dolls, her idea catches on. Then it spreads far and wide as children around the world begin to create and share their own. This is the story of how that girl makes it happen.

For readers ages 4 to 8.
Includes a make-your-own page to help you get started on your own paper doll chains.

Praise For Emily's Idea

"Emily's Idea helps children understand how an inspiration, which may seem small-scale at the outset, can blossom into a phenomenon that transforms hearts, minds, and social interactions around the world."
—Spirituality & Practice

Sounds True, 9781683644163, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2020

About the Author

Christine Evans is a British expat who lives in Northern California with her husband and two young daughters. Her work has appeared in Highlights, High Five, and Hello magazines. She is also the author of Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True Story of a World-Traveling Bug Hunter (Innovation Press, September, 2019). For more, visit

Marta Álvarez Miguéns has been illustrating children's picture books since 2002. Her work has been published by Simon & Schuster, Santillana, Anaya, Edelvives, and Oxford University Press. Marta's book Shark Lady (Sourcebooks, 2017) received a Parents Magazine Best Children's Books of 2017 award and won the Blue Spruce Award in 2018. She lives in A Coruña, Spain. For more, visit