Author(s): Salina Yoon
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt "different."
Countless readers and reviewers have fallen in love with Salina Yoon. Now, she showcases her talent in a brand new way, wrapping a simple yet emotionally rich text in a special package. The gorgeous final book will feature uncoated paper, a highly designed jacket, and a debossed art inset on the case.
Awards for Salina Yoon
A Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick (Be a Friend)
A Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book (Penguin's Big Adventure)
An NPR Best Book (Found)
Winner of the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book (Found)
A thoughtful, flawlessly executed exploration of theory of mind and emotional intelligence.--starred review "Publishers Weekly on FOUND "
Salina Yoon is an award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children, including "Penguin and Pinecone," "Penguin on Vacation," "Penguin in Love," "Penguin and Pumpkin," " Penguin's Big Adventure," " Found," and "Stormy Night." She studied art and design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and now lives in San Diego with her family. www.salinayoon.com