Author Kyle Johnson Says Ostriches Can Help Children Become Confident

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A new book, titled Hank Higgins Presents: My Ostrich Race, provides a positive life message while cleverly educating children about ostriches.

Author Kyle Johnson has authored a smart book for children who are ages two to seven years old. The board book, Hank Higgins Presents: My Ostrich Race, subtly teaches kids the importance of self-esteem and being positive. The book also entertains with fun rhymes and striking illustrations.

Hank Higgins Presents: My Ostrich Race is available on and for under ten dollars. The sixteen page book is also available as a free PDF download at The book, told in the first person by the ostrich Hank Higgins, was designed to improve a child’s reading ability by using crafty rhymes that are complimented by child-like illustrations.

“Kyle Johnson wanted to create a relatable character when he dreamed up Hank Higgins the Ostrich,” said Helene Vece, Media Manager for Hank Higgins Presents: My Ostrich Race. “The book informs children about real facts related to the wonderful, sometimes underappreciated, ostrich. Plus, Johnson’s book captures how a child might perceive competition. His message of positivity and self-worth is subtle. However, it is meant to make an impact on how a child might handle rivalry later on in life.”

Hank Higgins Presents: My Ostrich Race, Champion Thinker is the first book in what is intended to be a series. The story revolves around Hank Higgins’ race against his fellow ostriches to win a trophy, ostrich feed, and his owner's glory. The book was self-published in 2010. Author Kyle Johnson is re-launching the book's media campaign in time for the 2012/2013 school year.

Members of the media are invited to speak with Kyle Johnson about his book. Story requests should be sent to the contact information located within this release.

About the author:
Kyle Johnson wrote and illustrated Hank Higgins Presents: My Ostrich Race, Champion Thinker. When he is not writing or drawing, Mr. Johnson donates his time as a volunteer at the Los Angeles’ Memorial Branch Library’s youth reading program. Mr. Johnson has donated copies of Hank Higgins Presents: My Ostrich Race, Champion Thinker to the Beverly Hills library, the Fairfax Branch library, and to Vista Del Mar which is a non-profit agency based in the heart of Los Angeles, CA. In addition, Kyle Johnson designs a line of children’s toys and clothes. His products have been featured by retailers in Los Angeles’ prominent “Grove” shopping center.

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