Congratulations on the release of BEARLY LEARNING ABOUT WATER. Please tell us more about it.
About the book: This is a humorous and heartwarming picture book targeted for children 4-8 years of age. It is about two bear cubs who hunt for food for the very first time. Sister wants fish but little brother gives her a hard time because he’s afraid of water.
Two bear cubs search for food on their own. Sister Molly wants to catch fish but her little brother, Fritz, gives her a hard time because he really doesn’t like water. Will he finally get over his fear of water?
What was the inspiration for this book?
Mary: I was inspired to write the story after watching a toddler at a water park. Every time his parents tried to get him into a small pool, the little boy cried and screamed. Once they convinced him, he did not want to come out.
What is your favorite moment from the book?
Mary: My favorite moment is when Fritz sticks his feet into the water and discovers that it’s fun to play in the water.
Is this your first published book?
Mary: This is my third book. My other books are “The Odd Chick” and “The Turtle Who Imagined” which recently won a 2012 Book of the Year Award.
We’d love to hear more about you.
Before writing for children, I worked as an Editorial Assistant at a medical facility. I have written articles for religious publications and won various online writing contests. Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc. has published three of my children’s picture books and more are coming. I am also a patented inventor of three award-winning plush dolls. They may be seen on my website at www.marysdollsandbooks.com. I live in Texas with my husband and three children.
Do you have any book signing events or book tours scheduled for BEARLY LEARNING ABOUT WATER?
Author: Book signings are planned at Barnes & Nobles and school visits have been scheduled.
How can our readers learn more about you and any upcoming BEARLY LEARNING ABOUT WATER events?
Author: Events and announcements are being made via the internet and by mail. Press releases are also going out to libraries, news media, schools, writers groups, and conferences.