Introducing "Invisible Isabelle," a children's book written and illustrated by me (Wendy Sefcik). I have been working on this book since 2009, and I am SO excited to finally be able to share it with the world! With bullying in the forefront of the media these days, I hope that the powerful message in Isabelle's story will spread.
"Invisible Isabelle" is a clever children's book that teaches the ever-valuable lesson of self-expression and individuality. The story's imaginative concept is creatively written in rhyme, and flows beautifully with vibrant, colored pencil illustrations.
Isabelle, the main character, is a young, aspiring fashion designer who creates a funky new outfit for the first day of school. At school, the kids make fun of her for her wacky outfit. Isabelle is hurt by their name calling. To avoid further embarrassment, she starts changing her outfit in order to "blend in" and look "normal."
After one too many changes, Isabelle's self-expression is lost and, "POOF!" she becomes INVISIBLE!
Miss Frizzle, a quirky art teacher, helps Isabelle regain her unique style (thus, her visibility) - learning a "valuable lesson of self-expression!"
A quote from a good friend...
"Unfortunately we live in a world where children are often cruelly forced to conform to social norms in order to "fit in," making them unhappy and depriving the world of their uniqueness. Invisible Isabelle shares with children an enlightening message of self-esteem that will empower belief in oneself, and that individuality is who we are and important to the entire world."
– Laurie Monopoli, Child Development Specialist & Founder of "The Learning Station"
"Invisible Isabelle" is an 8.5" x 11" book with 28 brightly illustrated pages. Currently, it is only available in paperback & digital download, but a hardcover edition will be available soon too!