New book Encourages Children to Save Mother Earth

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Author Gonzague Dufour seeks to promote nature awareness in young readers.

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As a young father, author Gonzague Dufour used to tell made-up stories to his kids. Forward many years later, they encourage him to put these stories on paper for the enjoyment of their own kids. Such is the underlying motivation that inspired Dufour to pen "Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock... Blue Planet" (published by Xlibris), a wonderfully engaging tale about saving Mother Earth.

"Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock... Blue Planet" follows the story of four friends: a wild boar living in a forest, a polar bear from the North Pole, an elephant in the savannah and a dolphin from the great big Pacific Ocean. These little animals discover that their natural habitats are in danger. Together, they decide to do something to save their home from an impending destruction.

"Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock... Blue Planet" was originally written by the author to attract the children's attention to the most pressing ecological problems of today. The issues being addressed include deforestation, global warming, species extinction and water pollution, among others. All these are colorfully portrayed in a complementing set of illustrations to aid the reader's imagination. The author hopes that the story of the four distant friends could help instill in children a lasting sense of appreciation for the environment.

Encouraging his readers to come up with small solutions in their own little ways, Dufour concludes with an inviting yet equally exacting challenge: "What can you do to protect our beautiful planet?"

“Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock... Blue Planet”
By Gonzague Dufour
Hardcover | 8.5x11in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781503548220
Softcover | 8.5x11in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781503548237
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781503548244
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Gonzague Dufour is a French author who lived many years in Switzerland before moving to the USA many years ago. A lawyer by profession, he spent many years in the corporate world as a human resources professional. In 2012, he published "Managing Your Manager" by McGraw Hill as a way of providing advice to professionals to better understand and deal with their superiors. Dufour also enjoys telling and writing stories for children and has decided to publish one of his favorites. Graffiti and street art are also among his fascinations.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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