A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild
Trim Size 8" x 10"
Page Count 48
This encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme will speak to kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. The book concludes with tips and information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about overcoming perfectionism and coping when things don’t go according to plan.
Praise for Penelope Perfect
“This engaging and readable book for kids (and their parents) makes a vital distinction between doing your best and being perfect, and it captures the joyous sense of freedom that comes from letting go of constant worry. I recommend it as an excellent starting point for family conversations about perfectionism.”—Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., author of Moving Past Perfect and What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough
“Anderson’s singsong rhymes make the story’s message plain . . . and Kath injects plenty of humor into her cartooning as their biracial heroine models a valuable attitude for readers whose striving can tilt into anxiety.”—Publishers Weekly
“Cheery cartoons . . . and vignettes show many instances of perfection . . . The book concludes with four pages of activities and discussion questions to help adults understand and work with children struggling with perfectionism.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This book tackles subject matter not often touched upon in picture books and handles it in an entertaining, gentle way.”—Booklist
“Penelope’s quirks are charming. Those who have issues similar to Penelope’s will appreciate this title.”—School Library Journal
“Penelope Perfect is a must-read for anyone who has ever had trouble accepting the fact that everyone makes mistakes sometimes.”—Long and Short Reviews
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