Xlibris Releases Farina and the Baby

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New picture book made available through Xlibris delights young readers

From the second collaboration of acclaimed children’s book author Rita Eagle, Ph.D. and illustrator Gerry B. Rasmussen comes a charming tale about Farina, a loveable little cat who suddenly faces an emotional crisis familiar to many young children.

Always loved and pampered, Farina believes she is the most special someone in her home. Until, one day, something “new and small” arrives at the house… and never goes away!!! Fearing her happy world is over, Farina “acts up” at first, and then runs away, only to return -- right away-- to bravely confront her situation. When finally she opens her heart to the newcomer, Farina finds her way back to feeling very special again….. and gains a new friend as well.    

Farina and the Baby is written especially for toddlers and young pre-schoolers in simple language they can understand. They will love the lively pictures that beautifully capture Farina’s many moods and actions. And mothers will be grateful to Farina for helping their little ones express their feelings and learn how best to cope with them. .

For eighteen months to four years.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Rita S. Eagle, PhD is a clinical psychologist, formerly of New York City and Toronto, and now living in Southern California. She is the author of Help Him Make You Smile, a book for professionals and parents, and a children’s book, Sniffy the Beagle, also illustrated by Gerry Rasmussen. Eagle wrote and illustrated Farina for her first-born when expecting her second child, then revived it for her grandson, when his little sister was on the way. She is delighted to collaborate again with Rasmussen, to now bring Farina to many

About the Illustrator
Gerry B. Rasmussen is a Canadian cartoonist whose comic strip Betty is syndicated worldwide by United Feature Syndicate. In his first collaboration with Rita Eagle, his wonderful illustrations gave life to a little beagle named Sniffy. In Farina and the Baby, he has created yet another memorable little friend for children.

Farina and the Baby * by Rita Eagle
Publication Date: February 25, 2011
Picture Book; $17.99; 44 pages; 978-1-4568-5917-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $23.99; 44     pages; 978-1-4568-5918-3

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 http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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