Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Something Beautiful


Children’s Book Council Notable Book, Best Books of the Year Parents Magazine 
A little girl longs to see beyond the angry scribbling in the halls of her building. When her teacher writes the word beautiful on the blackboard, she decides to look for something beautiful in her neighborhood. (All ages)

“This moving picture book offers a shining testament to the ability of human beings to find ‘something beautiful’ in even the most unlikely places. Wyeth’s…text is thoughtful without being didactic…and her ending is just right.” Publisher’s Weekly

“Many multicultural books try so hard; this one succeeds without trying.” Dallas Morning News

“…points out beauty that is deeper than outward appearances. A hopeful and touching story that could lead to interesting discussions both at home and in the classroom.” Catholic Herald, Milwaukee, Wi.

“Luminous, realistic watercolors expose what happens when people don’t care and what blossoms when they do.” Lynne Burkey’s KidBooks Reviews

“Inner-city children will appreciate this believable upbeat depiction of a community.” Publisher’s Weekly

“The true meaning of the word ‘beautiful’ resounds through this magnificent story…” NJEA Review

“…not only a delightful book but also an inspiring and possibly therapeutic one.” Parade Magazine


Sharon has a new book, The River and Me. Learn more at American Girl about Evette and her passion for nature!