47 Strings book cover

47 Strings: Tessa’s Special Code (soft cover)

By Becky Carey

Illustrated by Bonnie Leick

ISBN: 978-1-942586-07-4


A children’s picture book about the remarkable lessons to be learned from a little girl named Tessa, who was born with Down syndrome. 47 Strings is a beautifully illustrated book for children of all ages.

36 page softcover, 8.5 inches


Writer and mom Becky Carey exposes her life raising her daughter Tessa, who has Down syndrome, on her blog, Trisomy Twenty ONEderful (visit at www.deartessa.com). An advocate for her daughter and others with “47 strings,” Becky works daily to change the outdated stereotypes of Down syndrome. This book has become more than a tool for educating children on how to accept difference, it has become a launching pad for families to move forward together after a diagnosis presents itself. Becky, her husband Dan, and their children, reside in southwest Wisconsin.


IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist

2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Gold Medalist