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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.
So, tomorrow is National Kindness Day and I thought what better time to feature a book centered on the very concept of showing kindness to others as well as ourselves, and making the world a better place. The selected title also happens to be sharing its official release day with this "holiday", so once you've finished up here, you can order your copy and get started on bringing smiles to the faces and lives of those that surround you. Ready or not, today's featured title is ready for the spotlight! Via Socialminded Media Group, please welcome...
Rosie and Friends:
Taryn L Cozzy
A Different Kind of Safari, LLC
About the book...
Embark on a new safari with Hornsby the rhino as he comes face-to-face with losing his sense of belonging. No longer accepted by his herd, Hornsby searches for companionship. With the help of his new buddies, Hornsby learns that his life is one of a kind, and that spreading his kindness is a good way to make new friends!
This is the story of how Rosie and her dearest animal friends showed a newcomer to their part of the Savannah just how far kindness can take you. You see, our newest addition to the story is Hornsby and from his name, I bet you can detect what it is he cherishes most. BINGO...that pointy leading appendage on the front of his face, but you see, in the animal kingdom, it's not just a matter of pride, but function and Hornsby really knew how to put that thing to use! Problem is, once things changed and he wasn't as perfect as he and the other rhinos thought he ought to be, his life fell off the proverbial track. He was in crisis and headed down a slippery slope...was there any way to get his status back with the other rhinos? What was he to do with his life without a purpose, a dream, or even a goal? Good thing misery loves company (not really, but it always seem like one induces the other) because Rosie and her animal pals are on the case!
I, for one, liked Rosie and her friends immensely, though Hornsby took some getting used. Hey, I would be bent out of shape too if what happened to him, happened to me, but the moral of this story isn't about what was and can never be, but rather one of hope and second chances. Hornsby was THE man, er, um, RHINO, ready to take on the world one foul up at a time. A twist of faith later and what do you know, his top "man" status is gone and he's left in the dust without a friend in the world...until Rosie and TLC happen upon him and BOOM, instant (if not unlikely) friends! With their help, there's nothing Hornsby can't do...and the same can be said for readers young and old. Combine the lovely story with the vibrant illustrations, and you've got the perfect way to celebrate National Kindness Day.
About the author...
Author of children's book A Different Kind of Safari, Helen Hipp, presents her latest children’s
book (for ages four and up), Rosie and Friends: Positively Different just in time for the holidays. This book is a positive narrative that helps children learn to value themselves and appreciate each other for their differences. Hipp’s books offer hope and insight, that can help parents talk about difficult issues in their child’s world, opening up conversation in a positive way.
A Different Kind of Safari and Rosie and Friends: Positively Different are unique books, inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime trip led by the author's father to Africa with her 14-year old son Ray, who has special needs. Helen Hipp has created a very effective way to teach children the value of seeing things as they appear compared to how they really are. She presents the issue of being different from other children in a way that children can relate to and understand – how to find happiness in spite of the challenges everyone faces.
Helen gained first-hand experience with autism as she helped her son face his unique challenges. At the same time, she learned to overcome the barriers to finding adequate services for her son. Helen received her M.A. in counseling and began her career as a psychotherapist to help people find answers for their life problems. Her work eventually evolved into a coaching practice, WithinU Life Coaching, focusing on individuals with special needs and their families. Helen's approach to finding solutions along with her tendency to look at things in different ways remains an integral part of who she is and how she works.
Helen has authored articles for Family Works and Washington Family Magazine and written multiple self-help articles published by ezine.com where she is viewed as an expert in her field. Her children’s adventure books, combine all the best of Helen’s beliefs in tales that celebrate the value of differences, motivating kids of all ages to meet their challenges with self-acceptance, offering readers ever-changing perspectives that transform personal challenges into opportunities. Recent appearances include book signings at Barnes and Noble, Salem, MA, television interviews on CAT8 and WCAX3 Vermont and podcasts on BlogTalkRadio and Anne Barbano.
Special thanks to Rachel Salvato at Socialminded Media Group for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this title to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this release, the series, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. Remember, this book hits virtual shelves TOMORROW in tree and "e" formats, so click on over to your favorite retailer to pre-order or mark your calendar!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!