A Young Girl Finds Help Where She Least Expects it to Cope with Bullying in New Children’s Book

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Betty J. Bennett, PhD, announces publication of ‘Why Do I Love Millie?’

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“Why Do I Love Millie?” (published by Archway Publishing) by Betty J. Bennett, PhD, is a picture book for children that shares the story of a young girl named Helen who is tormented by bullies at school and how she discovers a loving and perceptive friend.

Helen finds help where she least expects it in coping with the mean girls at school, in Millie. Millie is Helen’s faithful dog with whom Helen shares the difficulties of her day. Even though Millie can’t talk or do people things, Helen finds comfort in Millie’s unconditional love and supportive companionship.

“Over 3.2 million students are bullied each year while less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying by the age of 14,” states Bennett. “Unfortunately, bully victims are between 2 and 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims. Bullying and its affects cannot be ignored.”

Why Do I Love Millie?
By Betty J. Bennett, PhD
Hardcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781480856752
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781480856745
E-Book | 36 pages | ISBN 9781480856769
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Retired after 30-plus years as a middle and high school teacher, administrator and professor of education, Betty J. Bennett, PhD, is passionate about children of all ages. She has sought to serve teachers, students, and parents alike in efforts to diminish the prevalence of bullying in our society. She provides education for students on surviving the overwhelming hardship and moving beyond. She has done this through her work in public and private schools, school districts, private institutions, and as a certified karate instructor. Bennett has made multiple presentations nationally and internationally on classroom management and bullying and been interviewed by local media on the topic. She is a certified canine massage therapist and teaches others to use canine massage. In total, Bennett has worked on seven other books.

About the Illustrator
Ed Gamble is a nationally syndicated cartoonist for King Features of New York City. He was the editorial cartoonist for The Florida Times-Union (1980-2010) and The Nashville Banner (1972-1980). His work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and magazines across the US and overseas in France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Japan, etc. His cartoons are displayed in Presidential museums of Ford, Carter, Bush and Reagan. Gamble and his wife, Saundra, live in Jacksonville, Florida.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit http://www.archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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