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.
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.
||Free Spirit Publishing (August 20, 2015)
||5 - 9 years
||Kindergarten - 3
||8 x 0.16 x 10 inches