Children’s Book Author Lynda Stevens Pens a Cleverly Written Book That Helps the Young Ones Learn to Be Brave

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Picture Book Teaches Children How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety.

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Author Lynda Stevens, in her newly published book The Lawn Monster, gives readers a glimpse of what it is like for a child to deal with his or her fears. Written specifically to help children learn to be brave, this picture book reads as a delightful tale, but offers sound advice on how to overcome issues of fright or anxiety.

Made available through Xlibris, The Lawn Monster helps children navigate through all scary or challenging situations that come their way. The story’s main characters, Jahf and his younger brother Steve, deal with fears regarding a particular monster that comes out at night. This lawn monster, as they call it, reaches out its viney arms and takes toys back to its den. The author also includes the realistic issue of school bullying and how children can combat it.

Children with the same fears will readily identify with the brothers and see how they themselves can overcome their issues with fears and anxiety.

Although a picture book, The Lawn Monster is not meant for children alone. This lesson-filled book can also be read by teachers, parents and counselors.

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About the Author
The Author lives in southwest Michigan. She told this story, one night, when Jahf and Steve wanted a scary story... It's been written, in segments and saved in journals, for many years and this last summer was "put together". Ms Stevens is a weaver, though. She started weaving over 30 years ago. She owns 5 looms that always has a project on them. She has a motto hanging in her studio that says “Don’t die with all of your colors left inside”. She decided that this book was a different color that she needed to weave. She belongs to several weavers guilds and associations.

She attended Oakland University and Macomb College where she majored in Art and Elementary Education.

Ms. Stevens has published on several occasions before. She has written instructions manuals and documentation for computer companies, and operator instructions for both manual and machine operations.
She has designed marketing material for nationally known corporations. Before retirement, Ms. Stevens was on staff for a metropolitan cable TV company teaching citizens of the community to produce their own TV shows. In addition she had a TV show where she interviewed CEO’s and the Founders of non-profit organizations.

For the author, retirement is anything but a life of leisure.
The Lawn Monster * by Lynda Stevens
A Book To Help Kids Learn To Be Brave
Publication Date: July 25, 2012
Picture Book; $21.99; 40 pages; 978-1-4771-0291-6
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 40 pages; 978-1-4771-0292-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-47710-293-0
Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
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