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Hillary Daecher , Illustrated by Angie Hohenadel

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Age level: Early Readers: Ages 5–8


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Ramone, a shy, ruby-throated hummingbird, is about to leave the nest for the first time. But his anxiety and fear keep him from taking off as he contemplates all that could go wrong. Full of kind words and encouragement, Ramone’s mother gives him room to work through his emotions, building his confidence and letting him set his own pace. Ramone watches as his friends soar through the sky, realizing all he might miss out on if he doesn’t conquer his fear. Ramone’s adventure showcases the emotions, both positive and negative, children experience as they approach new challenges. Accompanied by strikingly beautiful illustrations, this tale guides readers through Ramone’s emotional journey, showing kids that fear must be overcome in order to grow.

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Size: 9″ x 9″ x 5/16″ | 28 color images | 32 pp
ISBN13: 9780764359873 | Binding: hard cover


Hillary Daecher has been writing short stories since she was a child. SOAR is her first published children’s book. Visit her website at www.hillarydaecher.com. Angie Hohenadel is a high school art teacher and artist in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. SOAR is her first illustrated children’s book.