Spring 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“Cute, adorable, fluffy Daisy duck just can’t take it anymore. Everyone wants to hug her, and all she wants is for everyone to stay out of her personal bubble. When her subtle hints don’t quite do the trick, Daisy boldly asks her friends for wing bumps, pinky shakes, and high fives. The perfect choice for those kiddos seeking personal space or just someone needing a little ‘me’ time, More Than Fluff gives young readers the words to ask for what they need.”
— Angie Tally, The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines, NC
A fresh, funny, and timely picture book about a fuzzy chick navigating autonomy and consent. The perfect conversation starter on the topic for young children.
Daisy happens to be fluffy--she's a young chick after all. Her friends can't help but want to pet her, squeeze her, and tell her how cute she is. But Daisy doesn't want to be hugged or kissed. She's not just fluff; Daisy has substance! But how can she tell everyone to give her some space without hurting their feelings?
A timely and funny book that encourages kids to establish and respect boundaries--perfect for reading aloud and shared story time!
About the Author
Madeline Valentine is is the author-illustrator of I Want That Nut, George in the Dark, and the Bad Birthday Idea. She holds a BFA from Pratt, and is currently pursuing an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. You can find her online at madelinevalentine.com and on instagram at @madeline_valentine.
“Adults wanting to introduce younger audiences to concepts of consent and boundaries will find this a useful place to start.” –The Bulletin
"Valentine shares the importance of establishing and communicating physical boundaries in this picture book following Daisy, a yellow chick whose fluffiness is all anyone notices about her." –Publishers Weekly