not especially special

illustrated by emily marie henebrey

Now a 2018 Gold Moonbeam Award Winning Children’s Book!

When the animals receive a mysterious letter asking them to show up at the clearing in just a few weeks, no one knows exactly why. They do know, however, that they are each important. But the dove has never felt especially special. She is not as beautiful as the parrot, as talented as the songbird, or as fast as the hummingbird. She must realize that God loves her exactly how she is, and that he has an important task meant just for her.

And she'd better hurry; the water is rising!

-Written by Katie Savage

Enjoy the sample pages below!

. . . and here is Emily's favorite page spread.