|About the Book|
Self-appreciation is lacking in a plain little girl when she arrives in a new town all alone. The townspeople are astonished, “My, she’s plain!” But, of course they were normal. They were colored folks like you’d find anywhere. They were blue. TheyMoreSelf-appreciation is lacking in a plain little girl when she arrives in a new town all alone. The townspeople are astonished, “My, she’s plain!” But, of course they were normal. They were colored folks like you’d find anywhere. They were blue. They were green. They were orange. They were red. They were spotted and dotted on their bodies, hair, and heads. They were striped and plaid and flowered and checked. They were abstract and camouflaged and arrowed and flecked.Jane appealed to their kindness, hoping that there might be anyone who would take her in… someone who would not consider her plainness a sin. They take her in all right, but decide to change her, fix her, make her bright.There follows a debate over which one of their designs she should be. But at the big 4th of July celebration, she comes to a great revelation and decides, “That the only way I can be special, the only way I can be unique, is to be me. That’s what I think… even if it’s as plain as plain can be.”Great fun, adorable illustrations, tongue-twisting rhymes add to the delight of this story.From the Author:I write childrens books to help brighten the lives of children and add a little dollop of wisdom in the process. Children need good habits, handy skills, and a good sense of humor to keep them moving forward in a happy, healthy, and productive manner.As a King Features syndicated author, I have been creating positive and inspirational messages, called “Happy Musingsfor newspapers in the U.S. and Canada for many years. This has led to my writing and illustrating a great number of uplifting books for both adults and children. Along with my writing and illustrating, I have created collections of wallpaper for children baby bibs, t-shirts and a vast number of prints and original art for childrens rooms.Through the years, I have written and illustrated many books for children and adults. Here are a few.For Children:The James Gnomes (The Importance of Loving and Caring) http://amzn.to/1hnu6UKCool! (The Importance of Getting Along with Others) http://amzn.to/1jKFvknA Wise and Thoughtful Father (The Importance of a Positive Attitude) http://amzn.to/1s1WYcwEverything Has a Heart (The Importance of Love and Kindness) http://amzn.to/1gzqhA9The Very Little Monster (The Importance of Kindness and Facing Fears) http://amzn.to/1iPCMp7Gator Eggs (About Sowing and Reaping) http://amzn.to/1devwBkEveryone Has a Mother (Appreciating Mothers) http://amzn.to/1mCMUmAA Boat Full of Animals (Fun Exercises to Develop Good Habit and Core Values) http://amzn.to/1hycrxlThe Secret (The Importance of Saying Please) http://amzn.to/RUHto5A Mermaid Tea Party (The Importance of Kindness and Manners) http://amzn.to/L04JrHThe Little Leprechaun Who Loved Yellow (The Importance of Following Your Heart) http://amzn.to/KQHC1KChildren of the World (Every Child Counts) http://amzn.to/zhokeGLittle Baby Bobby Goes to the Zoo (The Importance of Understanding NO!) http://amzn.to/KaXzQQHow the Cow Jumped Over the Moon (The Importance of Trying Something New) http://amzn.to/N2CT1KA to Z Animal Games (Learning Games to Develop 26 Good Habits) http://amzn.to/Mb4z3YLittle Lonely Leigh (The Importance of Believing in Yourself) http://amzn.