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    • 978-1-4602-9268-6
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    • 978-1-4602-9267-9
    • 6 x 9 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 60 pages
  • Keywords
    • self-acceptance,
    • moving to a new home,
    • changing schools,
    • making new friends,
    • working together,
    • valuing differences,
    • overcoming challenges

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I Dreamed About a Hippopotamus in a Lipstick Factory
by Anne Braun

Join eight year old Nicoletta and her most unusual friend Deloris in this heartwarming story of friendship, coping with change, finding value in your own unique gifts and talents, overcoming challenges, and realizing that you don’t have to be like everyone else to be special.

“Nicoletta, it may not seem so at the time, but life has a way of presenting you with many challenges. Embrace them instead of fearing them. They have been put in your way to teach you something and help you grow.” - Deloris ----- "The notion of animals coming together is a nice metaphor and Vazan’s (Laughing IS Conceivable, 2015) full-color and monochrome illustrations playfully complement the narrative. Nicoletta is a likable character, and her fears will be relevant for many children. [...] The main text of the book uses Dyslexie typeface, specifically created to be easier for dyslexics to read. A creative take on problem-solving that will encourage young readers." - Kirkus Reviews

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After working in the corporate world for twenty-seven years, Anne set out on a new path when an opportunity came knocking in 2011. Today, she is a budding author, a Reiki Master, and an advocate for children who learn with difficulty. Anne is based out of Oakville, Ontario, where she resides with her husband and two children.


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