Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Diary of an Ugly Sweater by Cassi Eubank

New Children’s Book : The Diary of an Ugly Sweater
Boca Raton, FL - The Diary of An Ugly Sweater, written and self-published American author, Cassi Eubank is to be released on June 8.
Based on a Christmas theme, the story tells of the journey of ‘Sophie’ the sweater who soon discovers she is an ‘Ugly Sweater’. Written as a diary throughout the month of December, Sophie realizes many life lessons through various characters that are both cute and profoundly wise. The characters hold the attention of both children and adults and the daily diary entries allow for a possible daily chapter reading to create a tradition of discovery and storytelling throughout the holiday season. As parent and child read each chapter together, they can discuss Sophie’s challenges, making it easier for kids to discuss their own issues.
Readers may be reminded of “The Elf on The Shelf” written by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell. The multi-million dollar success has not gone without criticisms of materialism and privacy persuasions. Eubank’s work differs as the narrative directs a tighter hold to values of building self-esteem and discovery. This links closer to the feel of “Miracle on 34th Street” with subtle reminders of the importance of family and togetherness.
Much to the delight of children, parents and teachers the story is not only entertaining but has substance and numerous openings for discussion and exploration of self-growth. Eubank’s work provides a new tool with the potential to create a fun and heartwarming family tradition that allows parents to teach their children what schools currently do not; dealing with relationships and our own insecurities. Further, despite the book being centered on Christmas traditions specifically, there are also teasers of other traditions that are subtle enough to explore and celebrate the diversity of cultures and all holiday celebrations.
Eubank states, “This is not like anything I have published before. My intention with Sophie’s story, was to have a simple book to help teach self-esteem building and life skills to high risk children”. The author also plans to have a working guide in the near future to aid further in allowing readers to apply the lessons Sophie has learned in their own lives and create solutions to the universal problems that all people must navigate through in life. By having solutions in place before situations occur, people are empowered to act in a productive way and become the confident leaders our society needs.
About the book:
The Diary of An Ugly Sweater by Cassi Eubank
ISBN: 978-0996142106
Publisher: Believe & Receive LLC
Date of publish: June 2015
Pages: 198
S.R.P.: $14.95
About the author:
First published at the age of 8. Cassi Eubank has always been passionate about writing and communications. Her studies in journalism and psychology, as well as certifications in NPL and Hypnosis, allow her to bring valuable lessons to her writing.
With her third publication, Cassi has turned her talents to the world of fiction for children and young adults, to help them deal with every day issues in a manner that empowers them.

1 comment:

Lorie Quinn said...

I not only read the book, but have purchased several copies to give as gifts. I intend to purchase more copies to give to schools who have special needs children. As an adult I thoroughly enjoyed this delightful tale of Sophie. I believe there are lessons for all ages in this enjoyable book.