About the BookAlthough Benny looks like a bat, he knows he is a butterfly and, with the support of his mother and friends, finds a way to make his outside match who he is inside.
Discover the joy of being your true self in this uplifting and empowering picture book about Benny, who looks like a bat but knows that he really is a butterfly.Benny may look like a bat, but Benny doesn't like flying at night, or eating bugs, or hanging upside down. Benny does like sunshine and fluttering and colorful wings. On the inside, Benny knows he is a butterfly! "I want my outside to match who I am inside!" With the help of some butterfly friends in the garden, Benny makes a happy change. And his friends and his Momma all love him just the same. Writer Norene Paulson and illustrator Anne Passchier's Benny's True Colors is a transformative story about knowing your true self, and the joy of letting the world know you, too. An Imprint Book
"An incredibly powerful, compassionate book--a must read for anyone who wants to encourage kids to be true to themselves."--Dr. Donna Cangelosi, Child Psychologist"Passchier's digital art style of bold shapes and colors with balanced compositions will appeal to a young readership who will delight in seeing Benny get his antennas and beautiful butterfly wings....Though this could be read just as a story of a bat wanting to be a butterfly, it's also a gender-affirming conversation starter -School Library Journal
About the Author
Norene Paulson loves words. As a former language arts teacher, she was fortunate to share that love with middle school students in a rural Iowa school district for twenty years. Now, as a picture book author, she continues to share her love of words with young readers and is excited to share her debut picture book Benny's True Colors. Norene lives on a country acreage with her husband, and when she isn't reading or writing, you will find her playing--you guessed it! --word games. Learn more about Norene online!Anne Passchier is a non-binary illustrator from the Netherlands, currently working in the USA. Anne lives with their cats, loves to travel and draw, and enjoys all things spooky and Halloween.