Fen’s Drop of Gray

Brian Wray, illustrated by Shiloh Penfield

Available Now

Age level: Picture Book: 4 to 8 years


Little Fen loves all of the beautiful colors in the world and loves capturing them with her treasured set of paints. One day, Fen notices a little drop of gray in her paints and can’t seem to stop it from spreading. Before long the gray is everywhere, and Fen no longer enjoys doing what she loves the most. With a little encouragement from her mother, Fen finds a way to put the colors back in her world and begin enjoying life again. Fen’s Drop of Gray sends a powerful message about childhood depression and how parents can help their little ones learn to cope.

Size: 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" | 24 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362194

 Back to Results 

Brian has been writing professionally since 2003, when he was awarded the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Brian is the author of Maia and the Very Tall Wall, and Foreword INDIES Gold Winners for Picture Books, Early Readers Max’s Box (2019) and Unraveling Rose (2017). Shiloh’s previous work includes all three of Brian Wray’s books, Boy Zero for Caliber Comics, a guest artist spot on Red Knight published by Dead West Comics, and independent projects. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her calico cat, Maki, who maintains quality control and ensures all pages are delivered on time.