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About the Author
Norene Paulson writes picture books that celebrate friendship, acceptance, and inclusion. She is the author of Benny's True Colors and What's Silly Hair Day with No Hair? A former language arts teacher, Norene is passionate about sharing her love of words with young readers. She's a member of SCBWI and lives in Iowa.
Maria is an illustrator from Barcelona currently living in Boston with her husband and their three children. She is the illustrator of Sparkle Boy, Maya Papaya, Koala Challah, and others. Maria's whimsical art often explores the beautiful inner world of kids and she enjoys sneaking quiet hopeful messages in her illustrations.
"This picture book acknowledges economic realities within a story that is wholly positive. The characters' emotions are sensitively portrayed in the colorful illustrations. An appealing readaloud choice for primary-grade social studies units on wants and needs." --Booklist
"With a lesson of putting other's needs before one's own desires, Paulson's narrative is community-focused and stresses the importance of charity in a supportive--but never patronizing--way. Mola's painterly and rustic-looking art fits the 'thrifted' theme of the story. . . . A warmhearted tribute to the spirit of altruism." --Kirkus Reviews
"A fun and engaging picture book with an important underlying message about having enough and helping others in need." --Midwest Book Review