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“[Lulu] dreams in color and yearns to chew stumps into shapes. Ebullience ferries this inspiring tale forward, and the revelation of Lulu’s beautiful differences is a triumphant moment for all.”  — Foreword Reviews (Starred Review)

“Gano’s evocative text, combined with her dynamic and multihued mixed media illustrations, make for an immersive and atmospheric reading experience.”  — BookLife Review (Editor’s Pick)

Bethany’s dream of becoming an author came alive through a crowdfunding campaign (Kickstarter), and placed Lulu's story into kids’ hands across the United States, Canada, England, Italy, and Australia. Now Lulu is now available in hardcover, ready for trade. 

Gold Medal Winner of the 2022 President's Award for Children's Book Illustration from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association!

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Get ready to meet a bashful little beaver with a gigantic secret. Her creativity's bursting at the seams and ready to inspire kids 4 and up (and likely a bunch of grown ups too)!

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About Lulu

In a colony full of busy beavers, one bashful beaver is hiding a gigantic secret.

 

Lulu tries to be a typical beaver, but her dream of becoming an artist is getting out! Despite her friends’ encouragement, Lulu’s struggle with fear and self-doubt has led her into a pattern of destroying her artwork — until an unexpected encounter changes Lulu, and the forest, for good.

 

With funny asides, sound effects, and elements of comic-book style, Bethany Gano’s debut, eye-opening tale urges kids to confront gloomy thinking — and gives them the courage to bravely share their gifts.

 

Perfect for unlocking creativity in ages 4 and up!

 

Printed and bound in the U.S.A.

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About the Activity Book

Join Lulu and her friends for drawing and writing activities, coloring pages, jokes, puzzles and more! This activity book is full of fun activities that help adults slide into important conversations about confronting fear and doubt, flipping gloomy thinking and bravely sharing our gifts — in a lighthearted way. And of course the kids will have fun! And make art! And tell stories! Ideal for keeping 5-8 year olds busy.

Printed and bound in the U.S.A.

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WHAT LITTLE (AND BIG!) READERS ARE SAYING

"My kids really love it. My two-year-old calls it the beaver book and she loves when there is a crash! So cute."

LARISA — Mom of 3

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LITTLE BEAVERS' GALLERY

LULU BLASTED OFF!
Bethany’s dream of becoming an author came alive through a crowdfunding campaign (Kickstarter), and in March 2022, her debut title, Lulu the Beaver, was placed into kids’ hands across the United States, Canada, England, Italy, and Australia. Additionally, Lulu had recognition on Kickstarter and is starting to pop up in Elementary Schools. The title is now available in hardcover this December, ready for trade. We couldn't have done this without all of you! Check out the Kickstarter Video —

About Bethany

For over two decades, Bethany Gano has worked in the commercial arts. From production, to package design, to crafting brands, to illustration, and now, creating a children's book through her self-named studio. Bethany loves storytelling through art and design, and is extra fond of picture books — a place where art and words can't survive without each other. She holds two BAs (Art and Spanish) from the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University. Bethany lives in Central Florida with her husband, three kids and a bunch of furry and scaly friends.

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