In her latest book, Beauty Salad, Daniella Bozzone and her protagonist, Lucy Cate, (a wise little owl) introduce readers to a little cat named May Pearl. Lucy Cate shows May Pearl how to quiet the effects of meanness and teasing by striving toward a goal. The little woodland creatures learn to draw and garden and find out the mean words are not as impactful as they originally thought.
In her first book, Lucy Cate and Her Gratitude Attitude the feathered protagonist learns how a daily gratitude practice (looking for “thank yous”) improves an outlook and brightens a grumpy day. Little ones will have the chance to draw their “thank yous” at the end of the book —getting them started on a gratitude practice right away.
Ms. Bozzone said, "When you are grateful (actively looking for the good stuff) you care more about every aspect of your life. Caring about it makes you care for it — anything that is cared for improves in quality and happiness — whether that is a pet, a child, a garden a friend or self."
Ms. Bozzone hopes children will learn lessons that helped her feel more contented and more at peace with her own life. “A daily gratitude practice has dramatically improved my quality of life and striving toward a goal deflates the hurtful emotional effects of unkindness for me. I wish I had made these realizations earlier in my life. I geared these books to children from about 4 - 8 years of age and I hope they will be uplifting for little readers and their parents.”