Learn More About Me and My Friends
My name is Finley Flowers, and I love making things: duct tape flip flops, candy mosaic picture frames, pull-tab chain-mail armor — you name it. Sometimes my head is so full of ideas, it feels like they’ll start bursting out of my ears! My creations don’t always turn out as planned, but that’s where the fun begins!
Olivia is my classmate, and we don’t usually agree on much. She always wants to win, and she always wants things her way: perfect. Sometimes she doesn’t appreciate my Fin-teresting ideas and inventions. That’s okay, though — I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I learned that when I bedazzled the mailbox.
Henry Lin has been my best friend since kindergarten. He even taught me to blow my first gum bubble — and then helped cut it out of my hair! He knows all sorts of amazing facts, like that Green Bay, Wisconsin, is the toilet paper capital of the world. Henry’s also an excellent joke-teller and lunch-sharer, and he’s always up for a great adventure. Plus, he’s really good at making lists (which helps me keep track of all my ideas)!
Learn About My Books
Finley Flowers has Flower Power. That means she has a million ideas. This third-grade star can take anything from duct tape to glitter glue and create something incredible. Problem is, when you’re full of ideas, some of them are bound to get you into trouble. Chapter-book readers will fall in love with Finley, her friends, and her family in these quirky, funny stories that highlight creativity and imagination.
Learn About the Author
Jessica Young grew up in Ontario, Canada. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. She lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee, where she teaches elementary and middle school art. Like Finley Flowers, Jessica loves making stuff. When she was little, she wanted to be a tap-dancing flight attendant/veterinarian, but she’s changed her mind!
Learn About the Illustrator
When Jessica Secheret was young, she had strange friends that were always with her: felt pens, colored pencils, brushes, and paint. After repainting all the walls in her house, her parents decided it was time for her to express her “talent” at an art school – the famous École Boulle in Paris. After several years at various architecture agencies, Jessica decided to give up squares, rulers, and compasses and dedicate her heart and soul to what she’d always loved – putting her own imagination on paper. Today, Jessica spends her time in her Paris studio, drawing for magazines and children’s books in France and abroad.