An engaging and accessible picture book about having enough and helping others in need.
NILA’S PERFECT COAT
by Norene Paulson
illustrated by Maria Mola
Beaming Books, February 2023
(via Kaplan/DeFiore Rights)
Nila and her mom love shopping at the thrift store. But when Nila finds the most perfect, shiny, puffy coat, Mom says no: Nila’s winter coat still fits her just fine. With a lot of determination and some birthday money from Dad, Nila sets out to prove the coat really is perfect–but along the way, learns maybe it’s perfect for someone else. Someone who needs both a coat and a friend.
Norene Paulson writes picture books that celebrate friendship, acceptance, and inclusion. She is the author of Benny’s True Colors and What’s Silly Hair Day with No Hair? A former language arts teacher, Norene is passionate about sharing her love of words with young readers. She’s a member of SCBWI and lives in Iowa.
Maria Mola is an illustrator from Barcelona currently living in Boston with her husband and their three children. She has illustrated Sparkle Boy, Maya Papaya, Koala Challah, and more.