2018 Illumination Book Award
2018 Independent Press Award, Book Cover Design: Children
2018 Independent Press Award, Children's Religion
2018 Eric Hoffer Award, da Vinci Eye Cover Design Finalist
Meet Leo--a creative, shy, young boy in search of a special talent that he can share with the world. Curious and persistent, Leo tries all kinds of activities. Then, with the unknowing help of his sister, he discovers music. Leo may seem quiet, but the piano gives him a big voice, helps his confidence soar, and propels him to embrace the treasure inside him and share it with the world.
Beautifully illustrated and filled with heart and hope, Leo’s Gift is a perfect story for parents, children, and siblings to read together. Leo will inspire kids everywhere to explore their passions, believe in themselves, and learn that not all gifts come wrapped in a box.
Children everywhere have already been inspired by Leo’s Gift:
“It’s not a gift Leo got in wrapping. It’s a gift he got in his life.” --Molly, age 8
“Leo discovered something about himself that he never knew about before--and he like what he found, so it’s a gift.” --Jack, age 11
“I’m going to explore and find out things about me like Leo finds out about himself.” --Isabelle, age 7
“Brothers and sisters can be gifts too, especially when they stick together.” --Torin, age 8