Thursday, March 26, 2020

THE NUFF by Veronica Waldrop & illustrated by Cat Elliott - New Children’s Book Inspiring Every Girl to Know That She is Enough [Review & Giveaway]

Hardcover $17.99
ISBN: 978-1733099707
Ages 2-7
My thoughts:  An extraordinary message to young girls everywhere who feel insecurities of various types. This sweet story written in rhyme by a young mother for her own girls is illustrated by adorable unicorns.

Fabled unicorns frolic across these pages building confidence enabling young girls to exude their own charm and strength and become their best person and individual.

Empowering girls to have the strength and encouragement to succeed by simply telling them that they truly are "enough" or THE NUFF.

"When the world says you can't and you should just give up.
And your path seems rocky and rough...
Know you are brave and beautiful.
You will always be a NUFF!

Written and illustrated primarily for very young girls who feel they are not pretty enough, not talented enough, good enough, etc. it can still convey a message through the growing years that they can be themselves, be kind, be loving, and be brave and talented enough. A very good book.

About the book: A mother of two only had weeks to live. Veronica Waldrop knew what she had to do – write an enduring message for her daughters, ages two and five, so that they might know truth, hope, and strength well beyond their mom’s fight with breast cancer.  In support of International Women’s Day 2020 (March 8, 2020), Tailwind Publishing presents The Nuff, Waldrop’s heartwarming story written to inspire her daughters after she was gone and empower girls everywhere to be the bold and confident individuals they were born to be.

This children’s book about courage and self-discovery follows the adventures of the Nuff, a colorfully-illustrated unicorn with a broken horn that young readers will love. The Nuff reads books and rides bikes, dresses up and dances with a flower crown, and plays basketball and scuba dives. No matter what she does, the story reminds her that “when the world says you can’t and you should just give up....know you are brave and beautiful. You will always be a NUFF!”

“Though we miss her every day, Veronica’s courage and strength is living in us. The Nuff is a part of our healing and the beginning of a mission to inspire our daughters, and girls everywhere, that you are enough,” said Will Waldrop, Veronica’s husband.

During the final weeks of her life, Veronica wore a unicorn costume around the house to raise her daughters’ spirits. The Nuff defines the inextinguishable energy of Veronica’s life and the legacy she wants to pass on to every single Nuff – “a strong and beautiful girl with a powerful heart and brain.”

Encouraging authenticity, resilience, and self-assurance, The Nuff shares a message with  girls that they are not defined by their achievements or challenges – they are already, and always, enough.

“Veronica may have written this poem for our little girls but the reality is that this is a story that is resonating with women and girls of all ages.  Our hope is that through this message, adults and children alike will feel confident to navigate their lives and face any challenges that may arise. The Nuff is not just a kid’s book for girls,” said Will Waldrop.  “So many times I’ve had to go back to the book to remind myself as a dad, as a widower, that she’s talking to me.”

A portion of the proceeds from each book will go towards the donation of The Nuff copies to early education programs and non-profit organizations already focused on the advancement of young girls.

About the Author: 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.

About Tailwind Publishing: 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 enduring partnership, so that this timeless resource can be put in the hands of young girls who might not receive it otherwise.”
Begins March 26
Ends April 26 at 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine alone, and are freely given. Winner's prize is provided and shipped directly to the winner by publisher or publicist.


  1. Oh my goodness, I could just cry! The story alone is super cute, but the backstory of the author really pulls at the heartstrings.

  2. This is what I liked most about reading your great review on this The Nuff story book; Empowering girls to have the strength and encouragement to succeed by simply telling them that they truly are "enough" Would be a good book for me to read to my granddaughter when she gets a little older.

  3. the story is great and wouldlove to have for some one who is cutie

  4. I was touched that the author wrote this book right before she passed away. I would like to share this book with my friend because she would find it very helpful.


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