“With Finding Diamonds, Sue Carroll Duffy artfully captures the unbridled enthusiasm of youth, and the magic of outdoor adventures. All children need abundant time in nearby nature, and today there are all too few books to encourage youngsters to make their own outdoor discoveries. Duffy’s book is a delightful exception to this trend, one that will undoubtedly inspire many children to seek out such wild experiences!” - Scott D. Sampson, Ph.D. Author of How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature. Host and Science Advisor of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train
“Finding Diamonds helps children talk about their hopes and dreams, as well as difficult feelings such as loss, feeling left out, and having a sibling who seems to do everything ‘“great.’”. It is a story of discovery and love, the foundations of self-esteem. Parents, teachers, and therapists will add this book to their ‘feelings tool box.’” - Liana Lowenstein, MSW, Author of Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth
“Author Sue Carroll Duffy and illustrator J. Woodruff Carroll are a dynamic mother- and- daughter team whose talents meld together perfectly. They have created a children’s book that is about a joyful quest to attain what is most precious. Exuberant spirit and vivid illustrations make Finding Diamonds a heartwarming celebration of family and loving acceptance.” - Sherry Reiter, PhD, LCSW, Director of The Creative Righting Center
“In an era full of digital distractions and busy schedules, this book beautifully reminds us of the importance of connecting children to nature. The natural world is full of diamonds—we just need to take time to look.” - Scott Fraser, Outdoor Educator