Seraphina Does Everything!

A Picture Book About Being Present and Finding Balance With Busy Schedules


SKU: D135-Net/ D136-Net

If I don’t open every door to see what lies within,

I’ll miss an opportunity that might not come again.

I stay busy day and night, through winter, fall, and spring.

I crush my fear of missing out by doing EVERYTHING.

Seraphina wants to do it all.

And she does! From soccer to ballet to French club, her schedule is jam-packed. There are so many options and doors to walk through in life, and Seraphina doesn’t want to miss a thing!

So, if Seraphina is doing all the things she wants to do, why does she feel so blue? With help from her dad, Seraphina discovers that in trying to do everything, she is missing out on her favorite things.

Written by Melissa Gratias
Illustrated by Sue Cornelison
Paperback ISBN 9781937870577
Hardcover ISBN 9781937870553
Grades 3-6
32 pages
Release Date April 9, 2019

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Hardcover, Paperback




National Center for Youth Issues

Melissa Gratias, Ph.D., is an international speaker, coach, blogger, and author. For more than 20 years, Melissa’s coaching and consulting work has improved productivity for multinational, billion-dollar companies as well as individual solopreneurs. She creates workable systems so people can accomplish their professional goals in less time and with less stress. As a result, thousands of business owners, CEOs, and other overwhelmed professionals have become more focused, effective, and balanced in their lives and work. Melissa’s expertise helps people thrive, and according to her clients, she is knowledgeable, approachable, and “ridiculously fun to work with.”


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