Perfect Picture Book Friday: ENOUGH IS

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends!


Written by Jessica Whipple

Illustrated by Nicole Wong

Published by Tilbury Press (April 18, 2023)

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Peer pressure, consumerism, SEL

Synopsis: From Amazon:

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.” color throughout

Why I Love This Book:
1. I needed this book when I was in junior high and high school – I didn’t have a lot and I went to school with kids who had more and I didn’t realize that I had ENOUGH. I think I’d get this book, not only for kids, but for many adults I know.
2. I love the sparse text (enough to get the message across!)
3. I love the gorgeous illustrations…the cover just pulls me in. There is so much motion and emotion conveyed.

Gratitude Crafts

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For detailed instructions on lots of gratitude crafts activities for kids:

ENOUGH IS launches from Tilbury House on April 18th and you’ll be able to get it at your local indie bookstores. You can also preorder wherever books are sold; Or, you can order a signed copy here.

Here’s a little bit about the author:
Jessica Whipple has a background in marketing and communications. She has worked as a copywriter and in communications for a Pennsylvania nonprofit. Now an SCBWI member, she has sold articles to Highlights and is a long-term contributor to Wildflowers: A Creative Magazine for Girls. She also writes poetry for children. She and her husband and two young daughters recently moved from Pittsburgh to Lancaster, PA. This is Jessica’s first children’s book.
To connect with Jessica and find out more about her books:

And a little bit about the illustrator:
Nicole Wong was raised by a designer/painter dad and a fashion illustrator mom and never thought of becoming anything except an illustrator. She has illustrated twenty-five children’s books with collage, egg tempera, oils, watercolor, ink, and other media, including Three Lost Seeds (Tilbury House, 2019) and I’ll Be the Water (Tilbury House, 2020). Her illustrations for Kiyoshi’s Walk (Lee and Low, 2021) earned starred reviews from Kirkus (“captivating”) and SLJ (“wonderful”).
To connect with Nicole and find out more about her books:

I hope you’ll hop back here tomorrow for Will Write for Cookies to find out about the collaboration between Lori Degman and Jocelyn Watkinson on their newest book, TRAVEL GUIDE FOR MONSTERS PART DEUX: A Canadian Adventure.

40 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: ENOUGH IS

  1. I love the sentence from this book you shared – Somewhere between a little and a lot, there is Enough. These words are moving. This is a book that will find its home on my treasured picture bookshelf. Also, the gratitude activities you shared are wonderful. Thank you for sharing such an important book.

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  2. The title alone was intriguing enough for me to want to know more. What an awesome, amazing, necessary concept. I can imagine this book as a gift for so many kids. And adults.

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  3. Such an important concept and gentle reminder to everyone, to look at what you have rather than what you don’t! Love the cover. It draws you right in . . .
    Well done, Jessica and Nicole! And thanks, Vivian, for another great post.

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  4. I can’t wait to read this book! I spent a year questioning every (non-necessity) purchase and determined whether I wanted be needed the item at hand. If it was firmly in the “want” category I didn’t buy it (most of the time). This book is right up my alley!
    Jennifer Cowan


  5. This sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read it. I know wants/needs are addressed a lot in kinder and 1st grade social sciences so it could make a great addition to the classroom to address this content area. Congratulations on your upcoming book birthday, Jessica!


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