Keep Trying (Dont Give Up!)
Andrea J. Loney, author
Andrea J. Loney’s works include the Caldecott Honor winning picture book Double Bass Blues, the Lee and Low New Voices Award winning and NAACP Award nominated picture-book biography Take a Picture of Me, James Vanderzee!, the picture book Bunnybear, and ALA Rainbow List title VIP Stacey Abrams: Voting Visionary. Her work can also be found in the critically-acclaimed children’s poetry anthology No Voice Too Small. Her other titles include Curve and Flow: The Elegant Vision of LA Architect Paul R. Williams and futuristic chapter book series Abby in Orbit.
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Hazel Quintanilla, illustrator
Hazel Quintanilla studied graphic design and illustration. She enjoys putting the bold colors and cute shapes living in her mind on paper. Hazel has produced work for numerous brands and magazines, as well as illustrating over one hundred children's books published around the world. She’s the proud mom to nine dogs and lives in Guatemala with her husband.
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A stormy day turns sunny, and Lamb and Chick can finally go out to play. Lamb cannot get his rain boots on, but Chick continues to encourage him to keep trying. Lamb successfully gets his boots on and goes outside to play in the puddles left by the storm. Chick is scared of the big puddle and thinks he cannot get over or around it. After encouragement from Lamb, Chick hops on rocks through the puddle and joins Lamb in playing with a ball. A wonderful message of perseverance is conveyed in this cute book. Repeat phrasing and repeat encouragement of the message to keep trying is fantastic and helps toddlers realize that even if they don’t succeed the first time if they keep trying they can accomplish the task at hand. Celebration and praise throughout this book boost confidence in the young reader, instilling the knowledge that they will eventually succeed.
Page count: 24
61/4 x 81/4
Publication date: February 13, 2024