Every child knows how to say no.
Just ask one.
‘ Do you want some brussel sprouts?’
‘NO,’ they will shout, ‘I HATE brussel sprouts.’
‘You don’t mean that,’ you will say.
‘Yes I do,’ the child will say, ‘because brussel sprouts taste like armpits and they’re YUCKY.’
‘More for me then,’ you will say, even though you secretly long to throw the brussel sprouts out of the window too.
Unfortunately, as we grow up, we forget to exercise our NO muscle when it most matters. This little book has whimsical text and gorgeous illustrations to help remind us - grown ups and children - where our 'no' muscle lives and how to use it.
I'm a multidisciplinary brand doula, author, illustrator & wordsmith. My backstory is full of cameo pieces as creative director to award-winning non-profits, boutique tourism destinations, the wine-and-dinery folk and heart-centred solopreneurs. I've been both a tech and lifestyle journalist over in sweet New Zealand and my decade-long love affair with location independence has taken me all over the world. I'm a full-on multipassionate whose pursuits include printmaking, permaculture, natural building and herbal medicine. My daughter thinks I'm an almost-witch. I don't have a cauldron but I do have a fig tree.
How to Say No and not get eaten by monsters (Hardback edition) Published September 25, 2012