Willow's Whispers

Lana Button
Tania Howells

When Willow speaks, her words slip out as soft and shy as a secret. At school, her barely audible whisper causes her no end of troubles. But Willow is as resourceful as she is quiet, and she fashions a magic microphone from items she finds in the recycling bin.

But Willow's clever invention is only a temporary solution. How will this quiet little girl make herself heard?

978-1-55453-744-0 | Mar 1, 2014
List Price: USD $15.99, CAD $15.99
4-color 11 x 8 1/2 32 pages
Grades: PreSchool To 2 / Ages: 3 to 7
978-1-894786-29-4 | Jun 6, 2013
List Price: USD $5.99, CAD $5.99

Awards & Reviews

“A victory for any reader who struggles to be heard, even metaphorically.”
— Kirkus Reviews, January 2010
“Shy, quiet kids will take heart at Willow's small victories.”
— Quill & Quire, April 2010
“Limited text and simple sentences, combined with a strong character who solves her own problems, make this a successful selection.”
— School Library Journal, May 2010
“There is nothing cloying about the sweetness of this book. The playful use of font sizes, the simply drawn, brightly colored figures and, most of all, the perfect pitch of its text, see to that.”
— The Globe and Mail, May 2010
2011 - Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
2011 - Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2011 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2011 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2010 - Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities, IBBY, Winner

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