A victory for any reader who struggles to be heard, even metaphorically.―Kirkus Reviews
There is nothing cloying in regards to the sweetness of this book. The playful use of font sizes, the simply drawn, brightly colored figures and, so much of all, the very best pitch of its text, see to that.―The Globe and Mail
Shy, quiet kids will take heart at Willow’s small victories.―Quill & Quire
Limited text and easy sentences, combined with a strong character who solves her own problems, make this a successful selection.―School Library Journal
About the Author
Lana Button works in early childhood education. Her writing has been published in Lady Bug magazine and As of late’s Parent. Willow’s Whispers is Lana’s first book for Kids Can Press.
Tania Howells’s illustrations have gave the impression in Chirp and As of late’s Parent, among other publications. She is the illustrator of Berkeley’s Barn Owl Dance and Willow’s Whispers. Tania lives in Toronto, Ontario.
When Willow speaks, her words slip out as soft and shy as a secret. In school, her barely audible whisper causes her no end of troubles. But Willow is as resourceful as she is quiet, and she or he fashions a magic microphone from items she finds within the recycling bin. But Willow’s clever invention is just a temporary solution. How will this quiet little girl make herself heard?