Synopses & Reviews
Maisie thinks Kayla is perfect. Kayla is pretty and thin, has cool clothes, gets great grades, and she's a star on the soccer field. But is she happy? The more time Maisie spends with Kayla, the more she wonders if there's really any such thing as perfect.
In her latest book for kids, acclaimed speaker and child advocate Trudy Ludwig explores the relentless and destructive drive for perfection that is impacting even younger children, and the freedom that comes from accepting one's self.
"With Too Perfect, Trudy Ludwig has hit the mark on the pitfalls of perfectionism--and shows children and their parents that we are all 'perfect' just the way we are." --Jill Zimmerman Rutledge, M.S.W., LCSW, author of Picture Perfect: What You Need to Feel Better About Your Body
"Too Perfect sets the stage for meaningful discussions about being yourself and working to your potential, not to perfection. In our extremely competitive society, I highly recommend this book for kids and parents!" --Barbara Z. Carlson, cofounder of Putting Family First and coauthor of Putting Family First: Successful Strategies for Reclaiming Family Life in a Hurry-up World
Maisie thinks Kayla is perfect. Shes pretty and thin, has cool clothes, gets good grades, and shes a star on the soccer field. But is Kayla happy? The more Maisie gets to know Kayla, the more she begins to question whether being perfect is really so wonderful. In Too Perfect, acclaimed speaker and child advocate Trudy Ludwig explores the relentless and destructive drive for perfection, and the freedom that comes from accepting ones self.
About the Author
TRUDY LUDWIG is the author of My Secret Bully
, Just Kidding
, and Trouble Talk
. Her nationally acclaimed picture books focus on helping children cope and thrive in their social world. She speaks at schools, assemblies, and conferences around the U.S. and collaborates with leading experts and organizations. Trudy lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, two children, and their loyal hound dog, Hannah.
Trudy is available for select readings and lectures. To inquire about a possible appearance, please contact the Random House Speakers Bureau.
LISA FIELDS is an illustrator based out of Katonah, New York, a small hamlet north of New York City where she grew up. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and attended The Illustration Academy. This is her second book for children.