Kathy Gueye promotes learning through imagination

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New book ‘When I Grow Up’ follows child who strives to turn his dreams into reality

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You can become anything you want to be in life, if you can dream, you can achieve.

In her new children’s book, “When I Grow Up” (published by Xlibris), author Kathy Gueye promotes early learning through prose, color and creativity. Inspired by watching her son and his many hours engaged in imaginary play, Gueye crafts a story about a child who celebrates the infinite possibilities of imagination while learning.

Hoping to develop the knowledge of sounds and colors while sparking imagination for young readers, this book takes them on a journey in the life of a child who uses imagination to live through their dreams. Readers follow Tarik, a boy that represents children of all races. Tarik strives to reach for his dreams and uses his endless imagination to make his dreams become a reality.

“Imagination is the fruit of the learning tree, when bearing this fruit, all possibilities are endless,” the author points out. “You can become anything you want to be in life, if you can dream, you can achieve.”

Bundled with vivid illustrations and a charming narrative, “When I Grow Up” encourages both children and their parents to reach for their dreams and surround their selves with the infinite awesomeness found in imagination.

“When I Grow Up”
By Kathy Gueye
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781503525641
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 24 pages | ISBN 9781503525658
E-Book | 24 pages | ISBN 9781503525672
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kathy Wheeler Gueye was born and raised in Queens, N.Y. During her childhood years, she was greatly influenced by her love of reading, poetry, art, music and dance. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She is a social worker who holds a Masters in social work from New York University. She has worked many years with children and families. For those who know her, she has always been creative and promotes the idea of infinite possibilities

About the Illustrator
Antoneal Griffiths was born in Jamaica, West Indies. His passion for art began in childhood and continues to this day. Throughout his life, he was greatly influenced by his father, Carl Griffiths, who was an avid photographer. Griffiths spent most of his childhood and currently resides in New Jersey. He attended West Side High School and East Orange High School where he perfected his craft, expanding his knowledge through various artistic genres.

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 xlibris.com 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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