Creative Child August 2016 - Page 9

As Papa Dog tells Sunshine when they encounter two happy elephants, “Everything you do must be right for you. Make sure it is so wonderful that you enjoy it.” It’s clear that Trisha practices what she preaches and has two supportive parents to instill these inspiring lessons. Believe in Yourself! It’s a simple message, and yet 9-year old Trisha Rao’s poem-turnedbook has resonated with many children and adults, alike. From Turkish refugee children, to kids in schools across America, the insightful lessons of “Believe in Yourself,” paired with Rao’s stunning paint illustrations push us to trust that anything is possible if we work hard and believe in ourselves. 8