‘Sometimes I Feel Blue’ gets new marketing push

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Margi Smith’s illustrated guidebook helps children express their feelings

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Author Margi Smith thinks that in today’s electronic world, children are not being given enough time to open up and discuss how they feel. This perception inspired her to write “Sometimes I Feel Blue - A Book about Expressing Your Feelings” (published by AuthorHouse).

In this illustrated children’s guidebook, a little girl named Stella who likes to color her feelings explores how children can express themselves to others through a variety of activities like a song or dance, a belly laugh or even by drawing a picture. Children will be able to laugh and draw along while they explore new ways to express their feelings each time they read along. The last page encourages readers to examine their own feelings with a statement that reads: “Today I feel…”

“This book will be extremely useful in classrooms with children going through difficult and emotional times as well as families who have sat down and read this book to their children to open up and share their feelings,” Smith says. “This is a useful reading and discussion tool with kids from 3-8 years old as well as those who have special issues and difficulties expressing their feelings and emotions.”

“Sometimes I Feel Blue” hopes to make readers realize that a child’s emotional intelligence is extremely critical to their development into a healthy adult that is why it is very important to identify and express their feelings creatively and effectively to those around them.

“Sometimes I Feel Blue”
By Margi Smith
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 32 pages | ISBN 9781477212684
E-Book | 32 pages | ISBN 9781491865422
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Margi Smith majored in English literature with a minor in studio art at Skidmore College. She has two grown daughters whom she read to every night while they were growing up. This is her first published work. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and her dog, Bailey.

Illustrator Julianne Smith is the author Smith’s daughter. She earned her BFA from Endicott College and a master’s degree in expressive art therapy from Lesley University.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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