Meesha Makes Friends
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About the Author
Tom Percival is the author and illustrator of the Big Bright Feelings picture books -- including Ruby Finds a Worry, Ravi's Roar, Tilda Tries Again, Meesha Makes Friends, and Perfectly Norman -- in addition to Herman's Letter, Herman's Vacation, and Bubble Trouble. He is also the author of Goat's Coat. He writes and illustrates in his native United Kingdom where he lives in a town called Stroud with his family.
"This story puts words and pictures to feelings and traits that are difficult to articulate and explain, making this book helpful both for children who can relate to Meesha's experience and for those who don't understand such feelings." --Kirkus Reviews"Percival handles his protagonist with the affection of a parent who wants to protect his child while nudging her out of her shell to explore the world. . . . There's lots here to love and linger over." --Booklist "A priceless lesson for any child--or adult--conveyed in a beautifully child-friendly manner . . . A valuable asset to the library of a child who experiences anxiety and a great book to get children talking about their feelings." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on RUBY FINDS A WORRY "Percival treats worry like a natural part of life, including the idea that sharing worries with others is a good way to ensure 'they never hung around for long.'" --Publishers Weekly on RUBY FINDS A WORRY "A captivating tale about happiness, being yourself, and the magic of learning to spread your wings and fly." --Foreword Reviews, starred review, on PERFECTLY NORMAN "The message of acceptance . . . is presented in a child-appropriate and thoughtful manner." --Booklist on PERFECTLY NORMAN "An ideal selection for storytimes." --School Library Journal on PERFECTLY NORMAN "Percival's message is emphasized through the canny use of color as a storytelling mechanism: Norman's world is in greyscale . . . As the wings come out, Norman and everything he's near turns technicolor." --Publishers Weekly on PERFECTLY NORMAN "The contrast of black-and-white illustrations with splashes of bright color complements the story's theme. . . . A heartwarming story about facing fears and acceptance." --Kirkus Reviews on PERFECTLY NORMAN