Jess Hong earned a degree in illustration from the Academy of Art in 2016. There she developed a passion for children's book illustration. Her first picture book, Lovely, was a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year.
What People are Saying About This
award-winning author-illustrator - Julie Downing
This "lovely" book promotes the simple message that we are all different and that is lovely. A beautiful celebration of diversity!
New York Times bestselling author of My Name is Not Isabella - Jennifer Fosberry
"How nice to see a lovely book that shows the lovely in all of us."
-- Jennifer Fosberry, New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Not Isabella
From the Publisher
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, 2018
Big, small, curly, straight, loud, quiet, smooth, wrinkly. Lovely explores a world of differences that all add up to the same thing: we are all lovely!
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