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Children's Fiction Emotions & Feelings

Wanda's Freckles

by (author) Barbara Azore

illustrated by Georgia Graham

Initial publish date
May 2012
Emotions & Feelings, General, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2012
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


Wanda has freckles. Lots and lots of freckles. They make her feel special, until the day in the park when a group of boys point, laugh, and tease her for having spots. All of a sudden, the freckles she’d liked become a problem. What can she do? Wanda decides that there’s only one thing: make her freckles disappear altogether!

At a time when there’s pressure to conform to someone else’s idea of perfection, this playful story has an important message: individuality and self-acceptance are to be celebrated. In this poignant and playful sequel to Wanda and the Wild Hair and Wanda and the Frogs, the ever-resourceful Wanda puts her imagination to work to try to come to peace with those troublesome freckles once and for all.

The critically acclaimed author/illustrator team of Barbara Azore and Georgia Graham bring another Wanda adventure to life with humor and wisdom.

About the authors

Barbara Azore's profile page

Georgia Graham has been a compulsive drawer ever since she was a child growing up in Calgary, Alberta. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art in 1982 where she majored in Visual Communications. She has written and illustrated Cub's Journey Home, Where Wild Horses Run, The Lime Green Secret, A Team Like No Other, and The Strongest Man This Side of Cremona. She has illustrated many children's books by other authors.
Georgia lives with her husband on a small farm on the edge of Lacombe, Alberta. Her grown children and granddaughter live near by.

Georgia Graham's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Wanda's Freckles:
“…flamboyant, lively illustrations. Everything in the pictures seems to be in motion.” —School Library Journal

“…will charm and appeal to kids everywhere who have felt the sting of peer rejection for personal differences.”
The Midwest Book Review

Praise for Wanda and the Frogs:
“. . . perfect for a read-aloud tie-in to a unit on frogs or a frog-themed story hour. . . . A neat addition for spring.”
School Library Journal

Praise for Wanda and the Wild Hair:
“. . . an engaging heroine . . . Georgia Graham’s chalk and pastel illustrations capture Wanda’s quirky personality and zany escapades very effectively.”
Quill and Quire

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