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This book promotes appreciating who you are, as well as accepting others. Does liking peanut butter and pickle sandwiches, or painting with your toes, or even having an imaginary friend make a person strange? That's what the kids say about Bernadette, but when Bernadette meets Sophie, a new neighbor, Bernadette realizes that her uniqueness is nothing strange at all.
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Praise for The One and Only Bernadette P. McMullen
"Colleen Murray Fisher affirms that uniqueness can be a precious gift that one should embrace.
Teaching children to be true to themselves will serve them throughout their lives. What a wonderful lesson Bernadette P. McMullen offers to us all."
~Kathleen Hofmeister, Guidance Counselor
"The One and Only Bernadette P. McMullen shows that with positive support and encouragement from others, children can be guided to embrace who they are as well as appreciate the differences of others. Bernadette demonstrates how, with support and acceptance, we can celebrate unique qualities in ourselves and others that foster positive self-worth, acceptance, and companionship."
~Carissa Mayer, Child Psychologist
"Colleen Murray Fisher is and outstanding teacher and a caring person. Her book, The One and Only Bernadette P. McMullen, shares a message that our school community also embraces: celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in a climate of acceptance and understanding."
Randy Liepa, Ph.D., Superintendent, Livonia Public Schools
Colleen Murray Fisher was raised in Marlette, Michigan--a small city with a big heart. Having many wonderful teachers throughout her life, Colleen knew that she always wanted to work with children.
She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum from Michigan State University and has been teaching elementary children in Livonia for thirteen years. She is an award winning author and illustrator and has collaborated on four children's books.
Colleen and her loving husband, Jason, reside in southeastern Michigan. Together they adopted two beautiful children, Sofie and Sam, from Ethiopia. Colleen hopes this book will inspire children to be proud of who they are and to celebrate the differences in all of us.
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Book Description Ferne Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1933916524
Book Description Ferne Press, 2010. Condition: New. Colleen Murray Fisher (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1933916524
Book Description Ferne Press, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111933916524