Author Uses Visuals and Insights to Entice Readers to Just Imagine…

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Heartwarming picture book reminds man of his responsibilities towards nature.

gifts from my garden, words from my heart.

Author and illustrator Simone Sheppard treats readers with breathtaking visuals and brilliant insights as she celebrates the beauty of nature in Just Imagine…, her picture book released through Xlibris.

In Just Imagine…, readers are invited to open their minds and explore greater possibilities. Sheppard entices them, through rhyme and rhythm, to picture themselves as someone or something else. From campers and black bears to bees and flowers, this book invites readers to imagine what it is really like to be a part of nature. While it is presented in a whimsical, lighthearted format, this delightful literary play, however, conveys a deeper message.

This book suggests that all living things on the planet are in some way connected and dependent upon each other and reminds us of our responsibility towards the planet we all share.

Just Imagine… will be featured at this year’s California Library Association Book Exhibit in Sacramento, CA on November 12-15, 2010. For more information on this book, interested parties may visit

About the Author
Simone Sheppard gets her inspiration from nature and her joy from the natural beauty of this planet. She has embraced the arts her entire life as a dancer, actress, artist, and poet. Her calligraphy and pressed flower creations are known worldwide. She defines them as “gifts from my garden, words from my heart.”

Ms. Sheppard was born in England with an adventurous spirit which has brought her to the United States where she has travelled extensively and now resides in California.

Just Imagine… * by Simone Sheppard
Publication Date: March 31, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 38 pages; 978-1-4500-6118-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 38 pages; 978-1-4500-6119-3

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. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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