Spirit Play and Innocence Embodied by Children and Pets in New Picture Book

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Capturing the spirit of play, innocence and happiness, Jenith Yvonne Lashley’s “Sammy The Pig” inspires readers to appreciate the value of nature and being a child.

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In the spirit of play and happiness comes Sammy The Pig, an endearing picture book about a pig named Sammy. Jenith Yvonne Lashley makes him an example of a pet who is comfortable in the household who enjoys all that domesticity brings. It is a learning tool as well, one that brings joy and challenge to the imagination of young children.

Sammy loves to do several things. He loves to play with humans, often pretending to fall on his head or even pretending that he is dead. He likes to dance and do the jig. He likes to root around among the daffodils planted beneath a windowsill. He roots there until he sneezes and sneezes and his nose becomes like a waterspout. He teaches children to appreciate the little things in life–especially those that make living more fun and meaningful. The child narrator in this book and Sammy himself show how they express their imaginations through relationships.

Sammy is a boon, a pet who captures the spirit of the innocence and play. Like an innocent child, Sammy brings joy and laughter to those who come in contact with him. He is the perfect foil to the child narrator’s own sense of fun–together they show how nature and children relate to each other. It is an easy-going relationship that reminds readers that to be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, one must first become a child again.

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About the Author
Jenith Lashley was born on the beautiful island of Barbados in the West Indies. She immigrated to the United State on March 31, 1992. As a child, she listened to the stories her mother, father and uncle would share with her and her siblings. These stories inspired her to write poetry and short stories. Her dreams of becoming an author and poet did not die upon arriving in the United States. After four months, she began to write poetry. This led to the publishing of the book, Rhythm and Rhyme from the “Moon and Cookie” collection.

Sammy The Pig * by Jenith Yvonne Lashley
Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Picture Book; $21.99; 28 pages; 978-1-4797-6460-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-6461-7

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