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Penelope Perfect

A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild

by Shannon Anderson, Illustrator Katie Kath

Free Spirit Publishing

  • juvenile fiction
  • social issues
  • emotions & feelings
  • self-esteem & self-reliance
  • overcoming perfectionism
  • perfectionism in children
  • anxiety in children
Penelope Perfect

Book Formats and Details

  • Paperback
    Publication Date 8/20/2015
    ISBN 9781631980473
    Retail Price $9.99
    Trim Size 8.00 x 10.00 lb
    Page Count 48
    Image Count 4-color
    Reading Level US School Grades from K to 3, Ages from 5 to 9
    Rights Available World
    Rights Sold

Synopsis

“I’d never been late for anything. I just knew this would be a bad day.” When Penelope oversleeps, her daily routine gets thrown for a loop. From wearing mismatched socks to receiving her first-ever “B,” will “Penelope Perfect” survive this imperfect day?
 
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.


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About the Author

Shannon Anderson has her master’s degree in education and is a literacy coach, high ability coordinator, adjunct professor, and former first-grade teacher. She loves spending time with her family, playing with words, teaching kids and adults, running very early in the morning, traveling to new places, and eating ice cream. She also enjoys doing author visits and events. You can find out more about her at www.shannonisteaching.com. Shannon lives in Indiana with her husband Matt and their daughters Emily and Madison.
 
Colleen Madden acted and trained at The Second City in Chicago, then went on to graduate from a small liberal arts school in Massachusetts, with a major in illustration and English literature. She has illustrated for many different kinds of clients and is the recipient of an International Greeting Card Louie Award. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their two sons. When not illustrating, Colleen can be found long distance running, making her boys giggle, and eating lots of sushi.

Shannon Anderson has her master’s degree in education and is a literacy coach, high ability coordinator, adjunct professor, and former first-grade teacher. She loves spending time with her family, playing with words, teaching kids and adults, running very early in the morning, traveling to new places, and eating ice cream. She also enjoys doing author visits and events. You can find out more about her at www.shannonisteaching.com. Shannon lives in Indiana with her husband Matt and their daughters Emily and Madison. 
 
Katie Kath is an international award-winning freelance illustrator who creates book and magazine artwork for children of all ages, as well as for young adults. She currently lives in the rolling hills of North Carolina with her husband and their cat, and she tries not to be a perfectionist—sometimes.

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