TEXARKANA, Texas (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
In her children’s storybook “Alouicious: Protector of the Weak” (published by Trafford Publishing), Melba Peña offers readers a delightful tale which was inspired by the stories she shared with her child – who was born with multiple birth defects – and his beloved teddy bear, Alouicious.
“Alouicious” opens with an original poem from Peña called “Teddy Bear Massacre.” Peña received very positive feedback from her peers with the poem, and she adapted it into a children’s story, which was equally well received in workshops and among other poets and writers. The story follows a bear that comes to the rescue when a group of animals is threatened by a powerful eagle
An excerpt from “Alouicious”:
“The animals in the pond all began to laugh so loud. The eagle looked around with embarrassment at the bear’s remark. Seeing the bunnies, ducklings, prairie dogs and frogs laughing so hard – and even the fish were jumping out of the water, wiggling with delight – she gave one terrible screech and jumped into the air and vanished in seconds.
The little community by the pond was so excited at how the bear had taken care of the deadly eagle that they invited him to stay and join their now safe haven. But Alouicious thanked them all and said he must travel on to see the world and help those in need.”
Peña explains that the story takes on the important issue of bullying, offering young readers an example of how to deal with bullies. But, ultimately, she wants readers to enjoy the light-hearted, easy-to-follow adventure of the teddy bear named Alouicious. “I hope readers find love, understanding, a little chuckle, and a great deal of hope for the future in ‘Alouicious.’”
About the Author
Melba Peña is a wife and mother. Her second child was born with multiple birth defects and is the inspiration for “Alouicious.” She lives with her family Texarkana, Texas.
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