Meet Leonard, the clueless and softly spoken shrew, in this charming story about finding your voice and speaking up.
Little Leonard can be a bit shy and finds it hard to make his voice heard. This sometimes means he misses out on some of the exciting experiences life has to offer: tasty seed snacks, playing games with the other children at free time, or being the first in the class to answer a question he knows he has the answer to. But when Leonard sees a friend being picked on by a bully in the playground can he find the courage to speak out and save the day? Speak Out, Leonard!
aims to encourage self-awareness, confidence, compassion, and empathy in little ones and to help them understand the importance of using your voice to speak out against injustice.
likes to walk through the hills and woodlands and dream up ideas for children’s books. She has written for New Frontier, Skyhorse, and DK as well as Simon and Schuster under another guise.Tamara Anegon
specializes in children’s and picture book illustration. She has illustrated several children’s books: Waggers
(Sky Pony Press, 2014) and The Big Stink
, Level 11 (OUP Oxford, 2017).