Zoe Bowie Sings, Despite All Sad Things

by Jamie Tripp Utitus & Illustrated by Johnny J. Keane



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/14/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781480806306
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781480806320
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 48
ISBN : 9781480806313

About the Book

Zoe Bowie loves many things—her best friend, Taylor Pie; the color purple; and forming pictures that tell stories from what she sees in the clouds. She sometimes tries to write them down, but her baby brother, Meatball, eats them. Now she simply sings them. As if the frustration of an annoying baby brother weren’t enough, Zoe faces many problems that inspire her into a fit of her “mean reds.” Her mother is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and she is forced to move away from her dear best friend. Zoe Bowie has a lot on her plate. As her journey continues, though, she learns about the blessings that have come from her family and her mother’s sickness. She starts out singing the blues, but she ends up singing a different tune—one of gratitude.

About the Author

Jamie Tripp Utitus is the author of Ugly Like Me, voted America’s Best MS blog by Healthline of 2014. She’s also a blogger and community manager for MS communities in 97 countries. In addition to this she is a Parental Guidance writer for nj.com and other parenting communities. She’s currently writing her first novel, Ugly Like Me, based on her award-winning blog. She resides in N.J. with her husband, two children, and her rescue dog Daisy.

Illustrator Johnny J. Keane earned his BFA from the University of Cincinnati. He is a special educator in New Jersey. This is his first children’s book.