It's Just So…
©2015 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco
Foreword Indies Finalist - Children's Picture Book of the Year 2016
Foreword Indies Finalist - Augmented Reality Book of the Year 2016
It's Just So…Little!
Copyright ©2017 by Brenda Faatz & Peter Trimarco
ON SALE MAY 23, 2017
FOREWORD REVIEWS Clarion Rating - 5 STARS
Perfect for children in transitional stages, Lizzy’s story of adapting to a new school is charming and hopeful.
Vibrant illustrations and an engaging main character help young readers explore themes of resilience, courage, and perseverance…
READERS FAVORITE - 5 STARS
In It’s Just So..., a children’s book by Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco, there is quite a whole lot going on. Children’s books are almost defined by the near necessity to coordinate a pleasing complement of both words and pictures, but rarely do the creators see fit to multi-layer such a project in anticipation of the reader “growing older.” In other words, to make their work speak differently to children of different ages. Such a challenge would seem a wee bit risky, but success is often its own reward.
“It’s Just So Little! Is a celebration of change… One of the best gifts that we can give our children is the ability to welcome and enjoy the adventure of change. It’s Just So… Little is an electra-dazzle-riffic picture book that inspires children to grow and enjoy all the changes, big and little! – JB McPherson for Readers Favorite 5 STAR REVIEW
What Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco do is intricate and highly thoughtful. As gaily colorful and bursting with energy as is It’s Just So Little – the illustrations are truly amazing - if one takes the time to study them at leisure, he sees an impeccably replicated version of a young child’s emotional and maturational reality. The authors remind us that children are not the simple creatures they often appear to be. Their interior worlds are magnified; everything takes on greater meaning, becomes a greater challenge, becomes so … much … more. It is the interweaving of so many elements that makes this book stand out. A single read or two will simply not suffice. There is just too much here to love. –Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers Favorite 5 STAR REVIEW
It’s Just So… adventurous for a little girl named Lizzy as she faces challenges of growth and change. She and her faithful puppy adopt a frail little sapling tree, taking on the job of protecting and nurturing their new, well-rooted friend throughout the seasons.
In the meantime, Lizzy is outgrowing all of her favorite clothes and watching as Mom seems to be outgrowing her clothes as well. Lizzy’s biggest change comes in welcoming the new baby as her family tree is growing too.