Release date: 11/10/15
“Van and Adinolfi (The Perfect Christmas) work in synch to preserve the story’s emotional power…the idea that letting someone go can sometimes be the best way to love them isn’t an easy one to share with children (or parents, for that matter), but Van and Adinolfi do so with grace and aplomb.” –-Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
When the Little Tree sees the world around her narrowing, she worries about what life will be like for her Little Seed. She decides to take the biggest risk of all, and let Little Seed find a richer life on her own.
JoAnn Adinolfi is the illustrator of many books for young readers. She was happily raised amongst a big, Italian family in Staten Island, New York and is now happily raising her family in New Hampshire with her husband. She enjoys digging in her garden, cooking, travelling, African dance, dundun drumming, and lots of other things.
She is the author-illustrator of the upcoming children’s book, The Big Adventures of Mr. Small (Creston Books), a laugh-out-loud, easy-to-read, early graphic novel about the comic adventures of a little hamster and his new friend.