Judi Schleppenbach Entertains Children With Debut Book

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New picture book follows little girl who travels ‘Zappity Zip, Just That Quick!’

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In an increasingly global world, this book highlights the importance of finding commonalities among diverse cultures.

As a teacher of children and professional storyteller, author Judi Schleppenbach shares an entertaining story of how a little girl travelled around the world in “Zappity Zip, Just That Quick!” (published by Xlibris). Illustrator, Cynthia McManigal has taught for decades at The Sundance School in North Plainfield, along with Judi and Alyssa Jobe who accomplished the design layout. The Sundance School incorporates the creative arts across the curriculum.

This is an imaginative multicultural tale about a young girl who travels around the world, joining in cultural celebrations full of music and dancing. Readers join in her joyful and adventurous journey wherein predicable text, song and chances for participation delight and engage young listeners/readers. While opening door for questions about one’s own cultural roots.

“When we explore our amazing diverse world, rich in cultural traditions, we find that people may seem different until we look closer, and it turns out that we are similar in many ways,” Schleppenbach points out. “Especially in all the ways we celebrate love, family and community.”

In an increasingly global world, this book highlights the importance of finding commonalities among diverse cultures. “Zappity Zip, Just That Quick!” strengthens the author’s belief that, “When people can find what they have in common, they find they are not that different from each other.”

“Zappity Zip, Just That Quick!”
By Judi Schleppenbach
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781514410622
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781514410639
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781514410646
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Judi Schleppenbach is a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades and has enjoyed doing a wide array of jobs and projects involving children, animals and the environment. She uses her skills as a professional storyteller to enhance daily lessons in her preschool and elementary classrooms. She has two sons who light up her life and her imagination. She has degrees in sociology, liberal arts and elementary education and lives in New Jersey.

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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