Author Pens Inspiring Story Teaching Children to Overcome Adversity

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Author Beverly M. Safley writes new book, “A Tale of A Crab”

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“Each individual has the ability to overcome the negative influences and ridicule that prevents us from trying new things, striving to meet our dreams and reaching our full potential.”

“While teaching students grades 7 through 12 for 17 years I watched the most subtle bullying, ridicule of those who are more successful than you, destroy dreams and inhibit individual success,” explains author and former educator Beverly M. Safley. To help children and adults recognize “crab syndrome,” or the tendency of human beings to ridicule and bring down others who appear to be succeeding more than others, Safley pens her new children’s book, “A Tale of A Crab” (published by AuthorHouse).

Safley further discusses the “crab theory”:

“Crab theory” is described as the ability of a fisherman to put multiple crabs in a bucket and never fear losing one. This is because as soon as one of the crabs tried to climb out, the other crabs would reach up and pull it back down.

“A Tale of A Crab” tells the story of a crab named Arthur who is satisfied with his present environment until he realizes that he might be missing out on opportunities for greater happiness and fulfillment. He decides that he wants to take the opportunity to swim up to the surface, but faces ridicule from his friends and community. The negative influences, which are focused on keeping Arthur stagnant in his personal progress, don’t discourage the determined crab. He takes a risk and swims to the surface, where he finds great fulfillment in trying to improve himself.

“Each individual has the ability to overcome the negative influences and ridicule that prevents us from trying new things, striving to meet our dreams and reaching our full potential.”

“A Tale of A Crab” is colorfully illustrated by Deena Millecam.

About the Author
Beverly M. Safley has taught secondary mathematics in small schools for 17 years. During her last year as a teacher, she met Deena Millecam, the illustrator of this book. Safley is now a Certified Public Accountant with her own private practice. She is married and has three children.

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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