Author Kendrick Sims’s new book “Backpacks and Blue Roses: Before the Bully” is an entertaining prequel to the first volume in his well-known Lazar and Jingles series

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Recent release “Backpacks and Blue Roses: Before the Bully” from Page Publishing author Kendrick Sims is a rollicking and atmospheric adventure introducing Lazar Lion and Jingles Giraffe, best friends living in Waterford, a town inhabited by animals confronting decidedly human issues.

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Kendrick Sims is a resident of Waterford, Michigan who produces “Lazar and Jingles”, a television program for Waterford Public Access TV 10 since 2014. He has published his new book “Backpacks and Blue Roses: Before the Bully”: the fifth in his Lazar and Jingle series and a prequel to the first volume entitled “The Bully”.

To everything there is a beginning.
A story which must be told.
There are secrets which have not yet been heard.
There are mysteries which must be unsealed.

For at the very least this much is true. In the forgotten darkness of yesterday lay the hope of tomorrow. In that twilight dawn a blossom will spread its shadow. Seeds will be planted. Indwelled and nurturing, a toy man will look at the moon and prophesize before tears will fall. Wings will be spread as the moon sheds her light and time, for a moment will shatter for the mistress in red.

For the sake of friendship, for the riddles of time and for one unseen a record must be played.

He who dances with the rose, his name is Lazar Lion. He dances with a blue rose and with the one who has placed it in his paw. Standing aside and watching events play out is Lazar’s cousin Jingles. He watches, waits, and helps when possible. Above all else, Jingles hopes. He hopes for a future where fear is cast aside, and blue roses bloom free.

Published by Page Publishing, Kendrick Sims’s engrossing book is an entertaining choice for fans of his public access television program, “Lazar and Jingles”.

Lazar Lion is deeply afraid of something or someone. Stumbling upon this fear on his way home from school Lazar escapes into the heart of Waterford’s darkest lair, Riverside Grove. It is there that he faces another nightmare. One hidden in shadows and of long standing. Lazar escapes once more, this time into the home of his best friend Jingles. Nightmares become real as blue roses bloom and backpacks spring into a life all their own. Mysteries abound as Lazar learns to what fear is and how to overcome it, thanks to a new friend who has entered his life.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Backpacks and Blue Roses: Before the Bully” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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