Enough – A story about community

Book Author & Illustrator Sarah Johnson & Deborah Hinde
Rights Available World excl. NZ 

In Hana’s street there is not enough. Until Hana decides to do something about it. Although Hana’s attempts to help are in the beginning successful, when winter comes, then hardship, she is unable to meet everyone’s need. At the point where she despairs, her family and the neighbours she has helped step in and offer to give her a hand. By pulling together they build a resilient community in which everyone has enough. Enough is a story about community, kindness and the power of helping hands.

About the Author

Sarah Johnson is an award-winning author based in Raglan. When she’s not writing for children, she works as a freelance writer and editor of professional and technical texts. Sarah’s writing for children and young adults has won several awards, including the Joy Cowley Award (Wooden Arms, Scholastic NZ, 2012 and the Storylines Notable Book Awards for The Bold Ship Phenomenal and The Spaghetti Giraffe (Flat Bed Press, 2015 and 2016).

Deborah Hinde is an award-winning illustrator based in rural Waikato. She has illustrated over 90 books; fiction and non-fiction with more than 40 of these picture books.


PictureBook Publishing


250mm x 240mm (landscape)



Picture Book

Age Range
3-7 years

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ

Rights Agents:


Frances Plumpton

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Enough - A story about community has such a valuable message, and one that hasn't necessarily been explored in a great many picture books to date, ... At the heart of the story is Hana, a kōtiro with a real drive towards helping those in her neighbourhood to ensure that everyone has enough - or as close to it as she can get, which might be at times 'nearly enough, sort of enough, almost enough'. Hana's decision to tackle these challenges on her own becomes, unsurprisingly, too much for a wee girl to handle. And when the community realises this, they rally to support in supporting them. It's aroha and āwhina, all that good stuff.

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