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Bubble Wrap Girl

Kari van Wakeren and CA Nobens

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 10.00" x 10.00"
  • ISBN: 9781592987993
  • Publication Date: 2017-06-06
  • Beaver's Pond Press

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Bubble Wrap Girl

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Izzy Magee gets bumps and bruises when she does the things she likes—chasing her brother, dancing in the kitchen, and riding her bike. Getting hurt is a hang-up for Izzy, so one day she decides to cover herself in bubble wrap. Her plan works like a charm… until the bubble wrap gets in the way of doing the things she likes. Eventually, Izzy realizes that getting hurt is part of life—and she isn’t going to let it get in the way of having fun!

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Izzy loves being active and playing games: there's only one problem. Activity often translates to pain as she trips, falls off her bike, bangs body parts, and slips. Like any normal child, she doesn't like getting hurt - and so her parents decide on a radical solution.
At first Izzy loves her changed circumstances. She can encounter the outside world without fear and she can play as hard as she wants without getting hurt. However, safety comes with a price, and Izzy eventually must decide if that price is worth paying.
Bubble Wrap Girl is a fun picture book with a message about choices, costs, and the price of engagement and non-engagement. It features colorful drawings by CA Nobens, who brings Izzy's dilemmas to life, and it holds simple one- to three-sentence descriptions that lend to either parental read-aloud or early reader pursuit. Most of all, it provides a dilemma and reviews the merits of a solution that holds the power to change how Izzy chooses to interact with her world.
Engaging, different, and fun, Bubble Wrap Girl packages its uncommon message with an unexpected twist that kids and their parents will relish.

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Kari van Wakeren

Kari van Wakeren is an avid reader and working mother of two joy-filled kids. She lives in central Minnesota with her family, where together they enjoy music, playing outside, sharing time with friends, and being silly. She works as a pastor and is passionate about helping kids realize their inherent self-worth and inner strength. When she is not reading or writing, Kari can usually be found in her garden, on a walk, or cooking up something delicious. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Luther Seminary.

CA Nobens

CA (Cheryl Ann) Nobens was born in northern Minnesota. A winter baby, she grew up loving all of its fun and magic and beauty. After graduating from Hibbing High School, she went on to earn a BA in Illustration and Graphic Design from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

She published her first children’s book in 1979, and has been working professionally in the field of children’s literature and educational publishing ever since. She is a mere snowball’s throw away from having contributed to one hundred books, bringing humor and heart to both story and pictures.

CA works as a writer, illustrator, and graphic designer from a studio in her century-old house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where she lives with her family and two cats. On the coldest of days, she is outside merrily shoveling the sidewalk, making snow angels in her backyard, walking in Oak Hill Park, or lying in the snow beneath her maple tree to watch the wind blowing branches around overhead. This makes her very happy.

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