Move Over, Little Engine That Could, New Book, 'Don't Think Like an Elephant!' Ingeniously Shows Children How to Believe Their Way to Success

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Phoenix children's author, Fran Briggs announced a new personal empowerment book for "children of all ages." The book is entitled, "Don't Think Like an Elephant!" Briggs is an internationally recognized self-help expert, organizer of http://www.dontthinklikeanelephant.com , syndicated columnist, publisher, educator and "motivational speaker of the inspirational kind." Recognizing that readers of her book could best be served by using a memorable character to communicate her message, she immediately thought of an elephant. Fran Briggs will kick off the 'Don't Think Like an Elephant National Reading & Discovery Tour' in more than 1,000 American schools in September, 2006.

The Fran Briggs Companies (http://www.franbriggs.com/), leading providers of cutting-edge strategies, resources and keynote presentations that maximize human potential, today announced a new personal empowerment book "for children of all ages." The author of "Don't Think Like an Elephant!" is Fran Briggs. Briggs is also an internationally recognized self-help expert, columnist, publisher and "inspirational speaker of the motivational kind." Recognizing that readers of her book could best be served by using a memorable character to communicate her message, she immediately thought of an elephant.

"There are some great resources that address the personal development and motivational needs of our children," stated Ms. Briggs, "but far greater resources that leave an impressionable and lasting impact, are needed." The Fran Briggs Companies came to the realization that they needed to alter their operations in order to effectively reach children worldwide. The decision was made to recognize and empower this precious segment of our population with a motivational book of their own. "In September, 2006, I will kick off The Don't Think Like an Elephant National Reading Tour , a 22 month cross country road trip to over 1,100 schools, said Fran Briggs. "The aim is to encourage students to see beyond their limitations and massively achieve in and outside of the classroom."

"Don't Think Like an Elephant!" was written with success for every child in mind. Although targeted for children 5-10, this must-read is an ideal teaching and training tool for educators, mentors and CEOs, alike. The full-color publication is brilliantly illustrated by Richard De Siato who has done notable work with Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers. Kids, everywhere will be entertained by the message-filled text set in rhyme format. "Don't Think Like an Elephant!" is an exciting book which promises to resonate in the hearts of its readers for a long, long time.

The Fran Briggs Companies is committed to the personal empowerment of men, women and children from all backgrounds.

Title:                

"Don'tThink Like an Elephant!"

Publisher:        

Briggs Publishing House

ISBN #             0-9741-9251-1

Price                 $6.95

Library of Congress 2004092678

Control Number

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Fran Briggs

Phone             925-864-3193

website: http://www.dontthinklikeanelephant.com
website: http://www.franbriggs.com/products.html

Available now at http://www.franbriggs.com and independent bookstores

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