Annabelle was born under the magic of a Blue Moon. Her mother believes in the magic of the moon and the stars. Her father is proud of his magnificent daughter and he himself is very tall. Annabelle is more energetic than usual and her mom believes that's because of the the Blue Moon. Annabelle has a hard time sitting still. She twirls and spins around the classroom. Other parents started to notice and whisper.
One of Annabelle's best friends is her cat, Leo. They love being together, bouncing and twirling and taking naps. Leo and Annabelle dream together and go on marvelous adventures in their dreams. Anything is possible in their Blue Moon dreams!
Annabelle becomes an excellent science student, but she's still determined to become a professional dancer. But, as she grows, her body does not cooperate! To her dismay, Annabelle becomes the tallest girl in her class. She shares her dreams and fears with Leo. Leo wasn't born perfect, in fact, he has a crooked tail and funny spots on his face, but that never bothered him much!
Annabelle sees the good in others but not in herself. As she grows taller, she becomes more self-conscious about her body. But Annabelle's parents and Leo love her just the way she is. When she grows up, she discovers that dreams come true but sometimes in unexpected ways.
About the Author
Cheryl Amyx grew up in Virginia. Her parents love of art, antiques, design, books and history provided her a canvas to learn and a desire to explore the world. She loves writing stories, reading, traveling, spending time with her family and being with her horses. She has written a screen play and has another book in the works. Cheryl is a former government services entrepreneur and has a long history supporting the government and other business owners. She and her family live outside of Washington, D.C.
Greg Weismantel is an artist raised in Houston, Texas. His art spans from intricate sculpture to painterly abstraction to illustration. Born in 1976, he is forth in line of seven siblings. A lifetime love of art began in a home, brimming with children, where bonds were set through creating art, making music, and telling stories. Greg's works have been displayed in galleries from coast to coast and his work has been sought after by a major corporation in Austin, Texas. Greg is also a commissioned artist and has created portraits and sculptures for select clients. Greg lives outside of Austin, TX.
"Stunning illustrations and a heart-warming story to boot! I adore this book. The most unique and satisfying children's book I've discovered in a long time." Maureen B.
"Finally, a book I'm not bored to read to my youngster!. A powerful message of self-love and the gift of friendship." Amanda F.
"My daughter is a young girl of color, and with the illustrations all in silhouette, she can see herself in any picture. What a beautiful story." Marianne D.
"The cat is such a character! What an uplifting and thought-provoking story. The illustrations are unique and powerful. Nice to read a book where the father makes such an impression too." Michael M.