Welcome to the website of the
Global Award Winning Children's Book
"It's more than just a storybook, it's emotional education."
take a peek inside...
Get captivated by the creative ways I Looked to the Moon gently instills messages of accepting the differences between us. Your children find that their own individuality is a true and beautiful gift they bring the world.
With gorgeous watercolors and rhythmic dialogue, the kind and gentle Moon becomes a symbol of wisdom, as a way to bring this sweet message to life.
Teaching your children that feeling all your feelings is what they’re here for, this engaging story supports emotional health as we raise the next generation.
Own this book for your kids, and have beautiful reminders that our many differences and our extraordinary emotions are simply beautiful ways to express who we are as our unique selves.
Quiet time with your kids while reading this moving story, will plant gentle seeds of truth about trusting ourselves to have exactly what we need already deep within us.
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words from readers
"A lovely, heartfelt, colorful, meaningful and uplifting book for children and visionary adults. The story is profound in simple language, and the illustrations are delightful. Parents and teachers who share this book with their children and students will find an extraordinarily rewarding experience for all. Highly recommended!"
-Alan Cohen, author of
A Deep Breath of Life
This is an AMAZING book that reassures children that it's ok to feel all of your emotions. It explores curiosity and insights a sense of magic between ones self and the universe. While reading this book to my son, he turned to me and said, "mom, can I really do all these things the moon says?" It was a pivotal moment that I realized we don't talk about our emotions enough and children need to be reminded that they are natural feelings. It's also a great message to let each child know that it's the choices we make that can shape our view of the world and our role in it. We love this book and love gifting this book to others!!!
Tracy Brown, Mom of 6
"Where do I start to tell you how much I love this book? It is visually beautiful but the messages are equally as beautiful. As a mom of twin eight year olds, this perfectly expresses so many of the life lessons I want to teach my children. I can't wait to share this book with them. I know they will love it just as much as I do!"
-Jill Briska, Mom of 8 yr old twins
"As an educator for over 30 years, I would wholeheartedly recommend this book! It is a beautifully illustrated piece of literature that gently helps children answer questions about their emotions and so much more. The book is packed with life lessons and although it is written for children, it has a wonderful message for all of us about designing the life we want."
-Nancy Palmer Child Educator
"There's nothing more important than teaching emotional intelligence.
Books like this are priceless
for parents to help
pave the way."
-Maggie Sampson, Mom of 2
"I am in awe of this absolutely brilliant book! You hit a home run. I adore it and can not wait to sit down with my grand-babies and read this gem with them!"
-Paige Gwen, Grandmom
about heidi jo
I'm Heidi Jo and bringing this book to life has been a dream come true. I'm a free spirit that's always been a deep thinker and as a child, had many questions about all the differences I was feeling, and the feelings I was experiencing. When my young nephews interesting and inquisitive questions mimicked my own from childhood, this book suddenly came to life!
I have always surrounded myself and my life with children. I wrote my first children's book when I was ten years old, was nannying and babysitting at a young age, and went on to study child psychology in college. Eventually I went on to work with children of all age ranges throughout my journey in many different aspects of mental, emotional and physical well-being.
I believe that how we handle the delicate and deeply creative time of early mental and emotional development can lay the groundwork for future health by instilling a trusting and solid relationship within ourselves. I believe this to be a key to nourishing self esteem, self worth and setting healthy boundaries later in life.
I’m deeply dedicated to supporting the mental and emotional health of our youth. As a wellness chef and holistic nutritionist, my current focus is on a series of children's books involving good habits around food choices - in a fun, delicious way, of course!
May we all breathe into the knowledge that no matter what happens in life, we get to decide how we handle those things. I believe my job is to help support our youth into being the best version of themselves, no matter what is showing up around them. My passion is to help educate that our differences are a beautiful thing, instead of something to be ashamed or embarrassed about. Starting here can be what catapults us into expressing our individuality which ricochets into the world as positive energy! Now that’s what I call a good book!
I hope you'll join me on this journey.