2. The "love" page: I don't want to spoil it for anyone but it's one of those moments that makes you say, "awww."
3. "easter egg": I love when illustrators include an "easter egg" to look for on each page of the story. Again, I don't want to spoil anything but I love the symbolism of the one that Gina included in the art.
4. Simple, Powerful, Text: A true picture book where the words AND the art carry the story forward and complement each other to perfection.
5. Colors: The vibrant colors really catch the readers' eye and the varying page spreads of full bleed and close-ups keep the reader visually engaged from start to finish.
Parents: Simple text so your younger readers/emergent readers can read it on their own and feel BIG!
Teachers: A great message to share with your students- complements lessons on GRIT and perseverance well
Writers: Simple, powerful text; leaving room for the illustrations; including that "heart" moment