Melanie W. McComb’s new book urges youth to explore nature

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Young boy becomes friends with green frog in new children’s book ‘Hyla’

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“In today’s society we are conscious of the world around us and we try to protect our natural world, but many of us go through daily life with blinders on. We need to look carefully at our world and see all the many incredible things around us.”

An unusual friendship develops between a young boy and a little frog in the new children’s story by author Melanie W. McComb, “Hyla” (published by Trafford Publishing).

McComb’s story follows Hyla as he emerges from his underground hibernation to experience the springtime weather and embark on new adventures in his environment.

One day, a boy rides his tricycle past Hyla’s hiding place and the two become instant friends. Together, they explore the world around the boy’s cottage and learn many new things.

McComb hopes her story will develop in young readers a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world.

“My story is not only about friendship, but also a nature story based on true events,” McComb says. “In today’s society we are conscious of the world around us and we try to protect our natural world, but many of us go through daily life with blinders on. We need to look carefully at our world and see all the many incredible things around us.”

“Hyla”
By Melanie W. McComb
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781490746005
E-Book | 30 pages | ISBN 9781490745992
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Melanie W. McComb currently works as a music teacher at Abingdon Elementary School in Virginia. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys writing, making music, gardening and being outdoors. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education and pedagogy from Hollins University and a master’s degree in museum education from the College of William and Mary. Her informal education includes a love for and insatiable interest in nature to which she credits her father – a biologist and naturalist – for teaching her about the natural world.

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.

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