Last one picked: Children's book explores value beyond appearances

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New release "The Lonely Pumpkin" by Nicole Monroe teaches children self-esteem, God's love

The Lonely Pumpkin by Nicole Monroe, Westbow Press
It’s far too easy for a child to feel ugly, forgotten and unloved in today’s world. Author Nicole Monroe aims to teach children that they are valued and loved, no matter what they look like.

It’s far too easy for a child to feel ugly, forgotten and unloved in today’s world. Our society’s emphasis on physical beauty often shrouds the most important part of a child’s identity—character. In her new book “The Lonely Pumpkin,” author Nicole Monroe aims to teach children that they are valued and loved, no matter what they look like.

Monroe uses the allegory of a dirty, bumpy pumpkin who is left behind after the children have chosen the attractive pumpkins from the patch. Just when hope appears dim, a small child finds the ugly pumpkin and takes it home.

“Even though we feel like there is nothing special about us, there is,” said Monroe. “God values each of us, and I know that God is always with me and that I’m wanted and loved.”

The inspiration for “The Lonely Pumpkin” came from the author observing children selecting pumpkins in the fall, choosing the “prettiest” ones and leaving the “ugliest” behind. Monroe interweaves her faith into the narrative with the underlying message that God loves us no matter what we look like.

For more information, visit http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000942869/The-Lonely-Pumpkin.aspx.

The Lonely Pumpkin
By Nicole Monroe
ISBN: 978-1-4908-4973-4
Available in hardcover, softcover, and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Westbow Press

About the author
A graduate of Evangel University, Nicole Monroe lives in the country near Rockford, Ill. with her family and many pets. Her great loves are family, faith and music. She has a passion for sharing with children the joy she finds in God’s creation.

For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Mandy Bray
317-275-2062
mbray(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com
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