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When Trying Your Best Never Seems Good Enough

Maisie thinks Kayla is perfect. She’s pretty and thin, has cool clothes, gets good grades, and she’s 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 after all.

Too Perfect is a unique picture book that addresses the growing problem of perfectionism among young children and the freedom and relief that comes from simply accepting one’s self. This book will raise meaningful discussions on working to your potential, not to perfection. An afterword by Dr. Thomas S. Greenspon, an author’s note, discussion questions, and recommended readings are included.

  • Moonbeam Gold Award Recipient: Picture Book – All Ages
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award Recipient, Gold Seal