Dazzling Travis

Dazzling Travis : A Story About Being Confident & Original

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"You're a boy!" the kids exclaim. "You can't play with a doll."

But Travis has lots of confidence and little regard for social norms. There are so many things to like in the world. Why should there be limits that keep him from enjoying those things?

"I am who I am! There's no boy or girl line. In sports or in dress-up, I'll sparkle and shine."

Dresses and armor one day, ballet and basketball the next. Travis sets no limits on what he enjoys doing. But when some of the kids on the playground begin to pick on him, will Travis dull his shine or decide to truly dazzle?

Complete with colorful illustrations and bold comebacks, this empowering story encourages kids of any gender to challenge the social norm and reveal their true selves.

Dazzling Travis by Hannah Carmona Dias carries the key message of gender stereotypes and being different supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. This book will perfectly round out your home or school library among other stories that focus on confidence and being who you are. Stories like the work of Alexandra Penfold (All Are Welcome) and Gabi Garcia (I Can Do Hard Things).

This book comes alongside a free Reader's Guide. Included in the guide are activities that go beyond the book, like the one encouraging children to write themselves notes of positive self-talk. Download your copy direct from the publisher website.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 229 x 280 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • MI, United States
  • English
  • None
  • 32 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0997608560
  • 9780997608564
  • 3,149,552

Back cover copy

Travis stands up for himself, reminding us to never let anyone put you in a box!
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Review quote

This celebration of living one's best life features the first-person voice of Travis, a boy with a lot of flair. The book succeeds in communicating the message promised in the subtitle.
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About Hannah Carmona

Hannah Carmona is a former drama teacher and co-founder of the youth theatre program Collective Art School of Tennessee. A proud Latinx (who doesn't speak a word of Spanish), Bestselling Children's Author of three books, voiceover actor, Herbalist in training, and single mom of two fierce girls and a fur baby.

When not doing any of the above I sometimes can be found vlogging on Youtube or eating a family-sized pack of Twizzlers...or both at the same time!
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Rating details

88 ratings
4.24 out of 5 stars
5 50% (44)
4 31% (27)
3 15% (13)
2 2% (2)
1 2% (2)
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