By: Veronica Waldrop
Illustrated by: Cat Elliott
Published: March 17, 2020
Publisher: Tailwind Publishing
As a mom, I had a hard time getting through this one without tearing up. The author wrote this book to her daughters with a play on words, telling them “You are enough” = The Nuff. She wrote this to leave behind an important message for her daughters and daughters all over the world as she was fighting breast cancer.
Since Veronica Waldrop often wore a unicorn costume around the house while she was getting treatments, the character, The Nuff, is a unicorn with a broken horn. This unicorn is a young girl who is feisty, strong, and beautiful. She is smart and loving and doesn’t worry about what she looks like or what she is wearing or doing. She likes sports and playing and dreaming. But, no matter what she decides to do, she is a NUFF.
The illustrations are adorable and girls will love this little girl unicorn that does all the things they like to do. You can see the frustration on the Nuff’s face when she can’t figure something out and the joy when she achieves her goal. The story of Nuff is told in a rhyming scheme that makes it a wonderful read-aloud. This is a really beautiful book both in words and illustrations.
There is no better message to give to our girls than the message that no matter what they decide to do, they are enough. They will enjoy having this book read to them over and over until they can read it themselves.
Veronica Waldrop (1979–2017) was the mother of two beautiful girls, Natalia and Nina, and the beloved wife of Will Waldrop. Veronica was a dreamer, a writer, and a storyteller who found joy in building relationships and sharing experiences with everyone she met. Veronica had a special gift for connecting with others through her authenticity and enthusiasm.
During her two-year battle with breast cancer, Veronica wrote a transformational story for her daughters before passing away on November 4, 2017. Through The Nuff, she hoped to empower girls everywhere to be the bold and confident women they were created to be. Veronica left the world a heartwarming and courageous story of unconditional love, hope, and perseverance.
Side note: Two weeks after Veronica passed away, Veronica’s husband, Will, asked a dear friend, Alan Williams, to bring this story and its all-important messaging to life. Although Alan serves as an executive in the food industry, he’s been able to assemble a talented team of illustrators, designers, educators, PR specialists, content writers, leaders, and friends to form Tailwind Publishing, so that Veronica and Will’s mission of inspiring women and girls everywhere would be carried out.
“It is an honor to bring a group of people together to produce something derived from ultimate authenticity,” said Tailwind Publishing Founder Alan Williams. “This book is filled with priceless treasures for our girls. It embodies everything we want them to know about strength, resolve, and true beauty. As a father of four children, I connect with The Nuff at my core, and our team is committed to inspiring girls everywhere that they are enough. With the mission at the forefront, we aim to collaborate and create an enduring partnership, so that this timeless resource can be put in the hands of young girls who might not receive it otherwise.”
Here is an interview Will Waldrop did about the book and his wife:
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