Relays a story underscoring the importance of self-respect and confidence. - Publishers Weekly
This book focuses on the protagonist Macie's perceptions of herself. She starts off as a secure, confident young girl until she meets a girl named Penelope who makes her start doubting her beauty. Using a mirror was a helpful way for the illustrator/author to get students to start thinking about the ways they perceive themselves. Self-love is important and this book will help motivate little girls to feel good about themselves. - Josiah Quincy Upper School
Good enough was never good enough for Macie. She wanted to be the best. Until the day Macie took a look in the mirror and learned a very important lesson . . .
A story about self-respect and confidence, for not-so-perfect kids ages 4 years and up.
Macie is a girl, who wants to be the very, very best. Things get tough when a new girl starts at her school. She talks to her mirror and to her dad and the story shows that as long as you love yourself, things are just fine The illustrations were quite lovely and the story covers the kind of things I want my daughters to know now at a young age. Very well done - Lioness of Literacy
Author: Adam Ciccio
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 10.00h x 9.70w x 0.30d
Audience: Ages 9-12
About the Author
Adam Ciccio was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was raised in Savannah, Georgia, and attended high school at St. Andrew's School on Wilmington Island, GA. Ciccio graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) in 2006 and with a Master of Science in Psychological Counseling at Salem State University (Salem, MA) in 2012. He owns an outpatient mental health practice for children and adults in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the same town which he currently resides. Ciccio is the author of several picture books that focus on developmental growth and self-confidence during early childhood.
Gertie Jaquet was born in Egmond aan Zee. Now she lives and works in Amsterdam where she shares a studio space under the railway with colleagues. Gertie illustrates children's books, picture books and magazines, and she illustrated for the famous Dutch TV-program Sesame Street. Best known are the books about Hare. She also made a musical puppet show about it, named Carrot Cake, together with author Annemarie Bon. Gertie usually works with brushstrokes, pastels and colored pencils, but she also often uses stamps she cuts herself. She wrote the book Stempelen! about this passion.