Self-Published Author Tells aWitty Story of Friendship

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‘Friends Stick Together’ will inspire and bring out children’s brightest smile.

Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the availability of Friends Stick Together, by author Patricia Hughes. Available in online bookstores since October 7, 2010, this book will take children on a humorous, exciting, and lesson-filled friendship adventure through the wonderful story of Tommy, Fred, Oscar and Walter.

Friends Stick Together introduces children to Tommy, a young turtle who is off to explore his big new world. Along the way, he meets Fred, the frog who invites him to play. So into the mud puddle Fred jumps, but due to Tommy’s short legs, he sticks into the mud and can’t get himself out of it. Fred tried to help him out, but nothing happens until they hear a sound up in the tree. It is Oscar, the wise owl who suggests to Fred to get himself under Tommy. But it still doesn’t work. While working on helping Tommy, Fred steps into the door of Walter the worm. Fred asks for his help too. And together could they help pull Tommy out of the mud? Will they succeed?

Designed to bring out children’s brightest smile, Friends Stick Together is a wonderful book that will teach children lessons about friendship and helping each other.

Available in picture book format, this book will be featured at the 2011 New York State Reading Association Book Show in Saratoga Springs, New York, on April 3rd – 5th, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

Note from the author:
I believe children are the sunshine in everyone’s life. A child can bring a smile. When sometimes, the only thing us adults can see is the cloudy day, our lives get too busy and begin to pass us by. Then we are reminded by those precious little giggles and it’s not so bad.

The silly things they say and the funny things they do bring that sunshine back in to what us adults sometimes can only see as a cloudy day. Thank God for kids.

I was lucky I was blessed with 3 children that I was able to share their childhood with them. I did miss out on their older teen years like many parents struggling to make ends meet. “It’s a long story” but I ended up becoming a truck driver. And feel I missed out on some of the teenage years with my children but always had a great relationship with all 3 of my children. They were even beside me for many miles, entertaining each other. Yes with some of the stories I would like to share with all children.

Now I have 8 grandchildren. “Boy” it is the best. I believe any grandparent would say, just that. “Yep”… It’s the best.

Friends Stick Together * by Patricia Hughes
Publication Date: October 7, 2010
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4535-8598-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4535-8599-3

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.

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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