New Children’s Book Teaches Children about Friendship

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P. J. Jenkins uses boating and friendship to help children learn to deal with problems

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Life often brings problems dealing with different kinds of people, and children need to know that they choose how they want to behave regardless of what others do

Sometimes in life, things just seem to fall in place. The right circumstances can open new life opportunities. Author and retired school teacher P. J. Jenkins’ new children’s book Runabouts (published by AuthorHouse) came about in this coincidental perfect storm of circumstances. As Jenkins says, “My husband and I love boating and our grandchildren love books, so I decided to write a story using something we love to do to tell this story.”

Runabouts is the lighthearted story of friends having fun together and working with each other to overcome a few unpleasant situations that come up in their everyday lives and in their adventures as boats. As this group of boats shows young readers, friends can have fun and work together when trouble arises.

“Life often brings problems dealing with different kinds of people, and children need to know that they choose how they want to behave regardless of what others do,” says Jenkins. “I hope they can see other options as well as enjoy a fun story.”

One of the problems that the group of friends encounter in their adventures is bullying, an issue that Jenkins sees as a serious problem. Again, when faced with bullying the boats find support from their friends. “Each of us is responsible for our own actions,” she explains, “and if we stick together we can help each other deal with problems.”

About the Author
P. J. Jenkins, a retired elementary school teacher of 35 years, lives in Michigan with her husband. They are the parents of two daughters and grandparents of seven grandchildren. She enjoys taking in the beautiful scenery of Michigan, boating in its many lakes and sharing stories with her young grandchildren, a holdover from her favorite part of her day as a teacher for so many years – story time.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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