Linda Ragsdale P.S. Brooks
Flowerpot Childrens Press
PB and Jeli are best bear friends. They play ball together every single day, until the day Jeli gets sick. After the doctor prescribes medication, Jeli begins to feel better but to her surprise, the medication turns her fur purple! With the help of her colorful and caring friends, Jeli learns that there is more to who you are than what shows on the outside. And that maybe being positively purple is positively perfect!
Positively Purple explores the power of empathy and friendship in building a child's self-esteem. Self acceptance is a strong theme running through the story, with a clear message that change in your appearance does not change how your friends feel about you.
Linda Ragsdale wants everyone to be a dragon—a Peace Dragon, that is! As an award-winning author, illustrator, international speaker, and peace teacher, Linda developed her Peace Dragon Tales to help us harness our fiery and emotional energies and redirect them into peaceful and productive outcomes. Linda invites you to be a Peace Dragon ambassador and join the over 37,000 students from around the world by using a heart-centered View, Voice, and Choice to color our world with compassion. Find her personal story of choosing peace, along with some fun Peace Dragon extras at www.ThePeaceDragon.com.
P.S. Brooks is an illustrator and writer based in Yorkshire, UK. He primarily works digitally using Photoshop. He tries to create an ethereal and dreamlike feel to many of his scenes and incorporates different techniques. As a writer, Patrick also enjoys including narratives into his scenes and creating new characters. Currently he is in the process of developing two original picture book concepts. To date he has worked with publishers in South Korea, America, Australia, and UK.