How a simple creative act spreads a message of love and acceptance around the world?
Emily’s idea started small. Many beautiful ideas do. She folded, doodled, and snipped. But also, like many ideas, Emily’s small idea grew.
When a little girl decides to create a paper chain of dolls, her idea catches on. Then it spreads far and wide as children around the world begin to create and share their own. This is the story of how that girl makes it happen.
Christine Evans is a British expat who lives in Northern California with her husband and two young daughters. Her work has appeared in Highlights, High Five, and Hello magazines. She is also the author of Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist. Visit pinwheelsandstories.com.View Author
Marta Álvarez is an author and children´s book illustrator living in A Coruña, Spain. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2001, however her real passion was always drawing doodles in the margins of the notebooks. Marta debuts in 2002 writing and illustrating her first picture book "¡Cómo está o galiñeiro!" published by Xerais. Since then, she has worked for several Spanish and international publishing houses. In 2007 her artwork was selected and exhibited at the Bratislava Biennial of Illustration (BIB). She illustrated "Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean´s Most Fearless Scientist", which was named one of the Best Children´s Books of 2017 by Parents Magazine, and won the Blue Spruce Award in 2018. She also painted the funny and charming illustrations of "What is Poo?", which won the Silver Award at the Junior Design Awards 2017. Marta Álvarez is a member of the Galician Illustrators Association (AGPI).View Illustrator