New book, ‘What Tail?’ spurs children’s imaginations

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Roberta R. Barnes takes readers to magical Annan Woods for exciting adventures

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It’s filled with insight and characters that call into action the reader’s creative imagination. There are secrets in the Annan Woods that keep the reader guessing.

Author Roberta R. Barnes’ creative side and love of nature and storytelling is evident on the pages of her new children’s fantasy book, “What Tail?” (published by Balboa Press).

Set in the magical Annan Woods, “What Tail?” is the fascinating story of an animal called Ve, whose secret makes him unlike all other animals. Everyone forgets to remember what he looks like when he or she is not looking at him; they even forget to remember how long his tail is, or if he has a tail.

Despite his secret Ve tries to make friends with a little girl named Misty, a fox called Silver Tip, a weasel called Wolvie, a very wise old owl and a few others. This leads to the most unexpected adventures, which teach children the value in not judging and extending kindness to others. Readers discover why Mother Nature gave skunks the terrible smelling oil they spray.

Through her book, Barnes hopes young readers experience the fun in using their own imagination and in the process see that one’s actions are more important than appearances. Most importantly she hopes they will quickly understand why the animals keep asking, “What tail?,” and that friends do not have to look alike.

“This is a fun fantasy book based on a unique main character,” Barnes says. “It’s filled with insight and characters that call into action the reader’s creative imagination. There are secrets in the Annan Woods that keep the reader guessing.”

What Tail?
By Roberta R. Barnes
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781452516639
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Roberta R. Barnes has had poems published in journals and wrote a column for a newspaper. In 2002, she founded the Natural Healing and Learning Center in Maine. She is Shihan of both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai and an herbalist, but can switch gears to write intriguing fantasy.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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