Kids’ Book Tells Tale of ‘The Perfect Raisin & Pretzel Cousins Club’

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Catherine Sistrunk Tobin’s illustrated story teaches important lesson of diversity and is set for a renewed marketing campaign.

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Catherine Sistrunk Tobin invites young readers to “The Perfect Raisin & Pretzel Cousins Club” (published by Xlibris), wherein they will learn an invaluable lesson of love and diversity. Her vibrantly illustrated children’s book follows a blended family whose exploits show readers how differences between people are perfectly fine and that the individuals can enrich each other’s lives thanks to their uniqueness.

Tobin’s tale follows cousins from a blended family of raisins and pretzels who decide to form a club. The original club members face questions and concerns about allowing new members who are different from them to join their club. They have to discover that being different is not only okay but actually makes the club perfect. Tobin draws from her own personal experiences in making the narrative, adding authenticity to this tale, as her grandchildren are from a very blended family and were initially confused about how they could truly be family if there were so many differences. By highlighting the love that flows between members of a diverse and non-traditional family, she shows her grandchildren and readers everywhere just how raisins and pretzels can get along.

“You will love learning with these cute raisins and pretzels! You can be in the club too!” Tobin says.

“The Raisin & Pretzel Cousins Club” provides an enjoyable yet entertaining reading experience for children, conveying an important message of tolerance for young people growing up in diverse multi-cultural societies. With these progressive themes, Tobin shows young readers that family is not only about shared DNA, but also about shared experience, memories and love.

“The Perfect Raisin & Pretzel Cousins Club”
By Catherine Sistrunk Tobin
Hardcover | 11 x 8.5 in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781499063561
Softcover | 11 x 8.5 in | 34 pages | ISBN 9781499063554
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About the Author
Catherine Eileen Johnson Carroll Sistrunk Tobin is a proud grandmother of eight. She describes herself as an Air Force brat who has lived in 17 states and in Libya, North Africa. She calls Long Beach, Mississippi her hometown but splits her time between Boston, Massachusetts, Beaver Creek, Colorado, Brentwood, Tennessee and San Francisco, California. Her past careers included registered nurse, army officer and medical educator.

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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