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Interview with Alexander de Wit, co-author of Trini's Big Leap

Interview with Alexander de Wit, co-author of Trini's Big Leap

Our latest book, Trini’s Big Leap by Alexander de Wit and Beth Kephart, with illustrations by William Sulit, concerns a talented little girl who says, “I can do that,” about everything she tries at the gym. But what happens when a new activity isn’t all that easy for her? Earlier this summer we asked the co-authors and illustrator a few questions about trying new things, about overcoming obstacles and fears, about giving and receiving advice, and about books they loved as a kid that have stuck with them into adulthood.

PCB: Why is it important for kids to try new things? Why is it important for adults to try new things?

AdW: Science extensively shows that children have a remarkable ability to learn and that their learning experiences shape their foundations for their adult life.

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