“We were so impressed with your books, both the content and the level of respect and understanding with which you write to the children. The image of a child in your books is really impressive.” – Local Boulder Business

“Many adopted children have attachment issues. K was diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder when she was a little over two years old.  She is hyper-vigilant and assumes any neutral situation is negative. If she makes a mistake, she views herself as all bad — not as a mix of a good person who made a mistake. Her self loathing can run very deep and assuming she is worse than everyone else…why would anyone want to be with me because I’m so bad? But then misbehaves wanting to know, if I do this will you still love me and keep me? While it manifests itself differently for different kids, it’s a very real and hard challenge.
We spend a lot of time with her counselor and teachers creating the right support environment. She had a 504 plan (had an IEP  in preschool). Main point — you’re attacking a very real and hard challenge for children, siblings and parents. It’s exhausting and I would take any helpful tool I can get!!” – Parent of adopted girl

“Your books are so beautiful and I think they’ll help so many people!! It’s nice to see something that helps kids without being preachy and without making them feel different–just very positive and encouraging.” – Parent of two boys

“I think its filling a necessary gap in the children’s literature and it’s important to raise awareness and acceptance of kids with special needs.” – Parent of a girl

“I want to start a center for children with special needs, somewhere where they could play, but also that people could rent for therapy, birthday parties ect. Somewhere judgement free, you know? Just being in public with them and always been judged and having to accommodate and adjust our life because the place we went isn’t special needs friendly, its so hard.” – Parent of two boys


Reading and discussing When Someone Is Different with a four-year old boy.


Reading The Puzlings and the Case Of The No-Looks to a 9-year old boy.


Hank finds out that he is the inspiration for The Puzlings and the Case Of The No-Looks.