Author Susana Maria Johnson Introduces Children to Manuel and His Bright Red Hair

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Vibrant picture book will be featured in the 2010 BookExpo America

Author Susana M. Johnson attempts to fill the hearts of young readers with fun and glee as she releases through Xlibris her vibrant picture book in Spanish entitled Manuel y su Brillante Cabello Rojo. Illustrated by Duran Archie, this release talks about a young boy’s amusing experiences involving his hair.

Readers will meet Manuel, a lovable and adventurous young boy who has bright red hair. One summer day, he goes to practice tennis with Grandma, and a hummingbird comes hovering over his hair. The next day, he walks to the park with Mommy and a bumblebee comes hovering over his hair, too. On another day, he goes swimming with Grandpa in the pool, and a dragonfly comes zigzagging toward his hair but accidentally lands on the water, almost drowning itself, if not for the help of Grandpa. Why are these critters always rushing to Manuel’s hair? Young readers will find out why in this engaging book.

Packed with fun-filled illustrations, Manuel y su Brillante Cabello Rojo not only sends a valuable lesson of water safety, but also shares that some insects are just harmless friends. This book is also available in English version: Bryce with His Bright Red Hair.

This book will be featured in the 2010 BookExpo America in New York, NY, on May 25-27, 2010. For more information, log on to $1 of each book sold will be donated to the Costa Rica Orphans.

About the Author
Susana Johnson who currently resides in Long Beach, CA seeks inspiration from the outdoors. She said that having Costa Rican parents made her familiar with different kinds of animals, which made her appreciate more the wonders of God's creations. She loves walking among the trees, motorcycle and bicycle riding near the river at the same time, enjoying the chance to see different harmless and precious insects. She wrote this first book to remind us of the valuable lesson of water safety as well as to teach us to enjoy the beauty around us.

Manuel y su Brillante Cabello Rojo * by Susana M. Johnson
Publication Date: April 14, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4500-4951-1
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4500-4952-8

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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