Bend, OR (PRWEB) September 06, 2013
Although they are a source of nightmares for children, monsters have frequently been portrayed as loving creatures in pop culture. For instance, the TV shows “Aaahh! Real Monsters” and “Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends,” and the movies “Monsters, Inc.” and “My Neighbor Totoro” all feature friendly monsters. In his new book, “The Taming of the Halloween Monsters” (published by Trafford Publishing) the author, pen name Kaspee, introduces monsters that are terrorizing the inhabitants of the world. These monsters capture several humans who are great friends of all creatures in the animal kingdom, and it is falls to a small band of night creatures consisting of a raccoon, cat, skunk, bat, owl and spider, to save their friends. Against all odds they succeed in this endeavor, and in doing so they convert the monsters into loving friends.
Kaspee intentionally introduces children to a wider variety of words than are normally found in early reading books. He also uses rhyme to grab the interest of young readers while aiding in their reading development skills and memory retention.
“The Taming of the Halloween Monsters” emphasizes the importance of planning, courage and commitment to friends, along with a number of other positive values that are relevant to all children. Kaspee combines suspense with ingenious planning and courage by creatures many of whom are often disliked and misunderstood in the everyday world we live in.
“I hope children develop an early love of words and poetry,” Kaspee says. “Also, I hope the actions and values demonstrated by the main characters provide a positive influence for children.”
Mary Toia McCarthy provided the beautiful artwork that illustrates the actions of the characters in this delightful children’s story.
“The Taming of the Halloween Monsters”
By Keith S. Pennington
Softcover | 7.75 x 5.75 in | 16 pages | ISBN 9781412007290
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
The book is also available as an iPad application that allows children to listen to the book read by a professional reader or read by a close acquaintance of the child. This app. also includes the ability for the child to color the images or work with a puzzle of each image in the book.
About the Author
Keith S. Pennington (Hence Kaspee for KSP) was formerly a successful research scientist and a senior research manager at a major computer corporation. He and his wife, Theresa, have three married children – who loved to be read to when they were very young – and five grandchildren whom they read to now. “The Taming of the Halloween Monsters” is his first book to be published.
Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.