Young Dennis marches to the beat of a different drummer. While the other children play at typical games, Dennis prefers to be a mime. His genius, however, leaves him lonely. None of his peers seem to understand him until he discovers a friend whose imagination is as vivid as his own.

Salina Yoon will touch the heart of anyone who has ever felt overlooked. Dennis has great talent and learns that sometimes it takes others a while to see things from his point of view.

Yoon’s illustrations are as gentle as her story. Muted colors form a placid background for Dennis’s black and white costume and the red lines that define his movements. This lovely story teaches children to be true to themselves and not to be afraid to share their unique gifts.

A former teacher, Jennifer Minicus is currently a full-time wife and mother.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...