Book captivates readers with tale of impish slug’s adventures

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Author Teresa Dewhurst launches new marketing campaign for picture book

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Her fondness for creating rhymes and songs on a weekly basis inspired author Teresa Dewhurst to write her debut book, “SLUG” (published by Xlibris UK). Published on 2013, this illustrated tale follows the adventures of one playful slug which gets on day by day with its love of eating. A new marketing campaign is all set to promote it.

Slugs were often portrayed as a nuisance by garden owners, and the latter often resort to its deliberate extermination. In this charming and lively picture book however, a slug took the center stage. Children will love to follow the tale of this mischievous slug which only lives to eat. He feasted on a garden when he believed that no one is about. He had grown all fat and bloated because of eating too much.

One day, he went to his favorite spot in the abundant garden and had his fill of peas, pears and all the other vegetables that he could get his mouth on. He was leaving his slime everywhere, but he was quite contented in appeasing his overpowering hunger. When he thought he had enough, he went to the nearby pond to drink some water. When he leaned on, he got a glimpse of his reflection. He looked so bloated and ugly. It was an unfortunate event because he fell down into the pond where a duck was having a time of its life. Will he be the duck’s dinner this time? Was it the end for this naughty slug?

Filled with colorful and vibrant illustrations and accompanied with rhyming narrative, “Slug” will definitely captivate the readers’ attention and give them a story they would not want to miss.

By Teresa Dewhurst
Hardcover | 8.5x8.5in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781483690360
Softcover | 8.5x8.5in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781483690353
E-Book | 28 pages | ISBN 9781483690377
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Teresa Dewhurst is a teacher with responsibility for music in a small school in Sunderland in the north of England. To entertain her three children, when they were young, she produced a series of illustrated story books featuring her family and pets. It is her work with the younger children that inspires the writing of rhyming verse, action songs and musicals. She is an avid gardener and she cultivates a large allotment. It is the reason why she always searches for ways of suppressing pests without resorting to weed and insect killers.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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