I received this email yesterday, and it epitomizes why writing for children is one of the greatest privileges in the world. LOVE.
My name is Johnny and i just wanted to reach out to you and thank you for creating & sharing "You Are (Not) Small." Your book actually assisted me in an otherwise complicated discussion with my 5 year old. You see, she has Achondroplasia, which is the most common form of dwarfism. Recently she had been asking questions about her height, or lack thereof. I was dreading this day. She was frequently commenting on how she wanted to be big, like me. I had no idea how to break the news to her that she was a "little person" and that she would not be growing at the same rate as her 3 year old sister, who is a few inches taller than her already. Ultimately, I decided to use your book as a tool within our conversation. It helped me to explain to her that height was relative to how you perceive it and that no matter how short or tall you are, it's what's inside that counts. We both enjoyed your book very much. Again, I thank you for your gift."