Wanda has freckles. Lots and lots of freckles. They make her feel special, until the day in the park when a group of boys point, laugh, and tease her for having spots. All of a sudden, the freckles she’d liked become a problem. What can she do? Wanda decides that there’s only one thing: make her freckles disappear altogether!
At a time when there’s pressure to conform to someone else’s idea of perfection, this playful story has an important message: individuality and self-acceptance are to be celebrated. In this poignant and playful sequel to Wanda and the Wild Hair and Wanda and the Frogs, the ever-resourceful Wanda puts her imagination to work to try to come to peace with those troublesome freckles once and for all.
The critically acclaimed author/illustrator team of Barbara Azore and Georgia Graham bring another Wanda adventure to life with humor and wisdom.
About Barbara Azore
Barbara Azore was born in England and emigrated to Canada in 1967. From 1970 to 1997 she was employed by the Edmonton Public School Board working in Elementary and Junior High School Libraries. Since retiring, she has had articles published in the Edmonton Journal and Birth Issues. She began writing children’s stories to accompany sweaters that she knit for her grandchildren. Her first published children’s book came about after she entered the Writer’s Union of Canada’s “Writing For Children” Competition in 1999. Barbara Azore lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
About Georgia Graham
GEORGIA GRAHAM, born and raised in Calgary, has been using chalk pastels since childhood. She began using artwork to entertain children in her Sunday school class and has illustrated several children’s books, including Wanda and the Wild Hair and Wanda and the Frogs, by Barbara Azore. The Lime Green Secret, which she wrote and illustrated, was published to critical acclaim. Georgia Graham lives on a tree farm in central Alberta with her husband and dog, Ginger.
Praise for Wanda's Freckles:
“…flamboyant, lively illustrations. Everything in the pictures seems to be in motion.” —School Library Journal
“…will charm and appeal to kids everywhere who have felt the sting of peer rejection for personal differences.”
—The Midwest Book Review
Praise for Wanda and the Frogs:
“. . . perfect for a read-aloud tie-in to a unit on frogs or a frog-themed story hour. . . . A neat addition for spring.”
— School Library Journal
Praise for Wanda and the Wild Hair:
“. . . an engaging heroine . . . Georgia Graham’s chalk and pastel illustrations capture Wanda’s quirky personality and zany escapades very effectively.”
— Quill and Quire
From the Hardcover edition.