September Pick of the Month: “Enough Is… ” by Jessica Whipple
WITF is partnering with Midtown Scholar Bookstore on a Pick of the Month. Read along and discover books we think you’ll like. September’s pick is Enough Is… by Jessica Whipple.
For kids encountering the pressure to fit in with peers, this picture-book story explores a concept that is key to happiness: how much is enough?
How many friends, turns, clothes, toys, fashion accessories, books? How much of anything? The pictures follow one child as she learns the difference between wanting and needing and, in the end, feels the contentment that flows from being satisfied with what she has. The text, meanwhile, frames a difficult idea in simple, spare language: “Somewhere between a little and a lot, there is Enough. It might be hard to spot, but it’s always there.”
Author Jessica Whipple writes picture books and poetry for children and adults. She has sold articles to Highlights that are awaiting placement and is a long-term DIY contributor to Wildflowers: A Creative Magazine for Girls. Whipple and her family recently moved from Pittsburgh to Lancaster, PA. Jessica and her husband Matthew have two daughters who love to read, too. Collectively, their library overdue fines have a dedicated line-item in the monthly budget.