Celebrate Diversity with a Fruitfully, Friendly, “Sweet” New Children’s Book!

For Immediate Release

 

Celebrate Diversity with a Fruitfully,  

Friendly, “Sweet” New Children’s Book!

 

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“Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors”

Now Available Nationwide in Bookstores and Online

 

Evanston, IL (February 4, 2019) —Studio 9 Inc, the creators behind the Mom’s Choice and Benjamin Franklin award-winning picture book “The Good in Me from A to Z by Dottie,” announces the release of its newest children’s book “Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors” written and illustrated by Lisa Blecker, with art direction and graphic design by C. Aaron Kreader.

 

Based on a song by Dick Grover and now available nationwide in bookstores and online, the AbsoFRUITly delightful “Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors,” features an illustrious group of friendly fruit from the Farmers’ Market, which come in all shapes, sizes and colors, telling a sweet story about celebrating the diversity in all of us.

 

An added benefit to the bright, boldly designed storybook and easy-to-follow-along words, is a page of sheet music – “The Sweet Neighbors Come in all Colors” song, with original music by Grover and adapted lyrics by Blecker. Visit sweetneighbors.org to hear the song and watch the video.  

 

“Sweet neighbors come in all textures:

Soft, smooth, bumpy, and rough.

Our outsides may look different,

But we all are loveable stuff.

Yes, we all are lovable stuff!”

 

Diversity and unity are “hot” topics and “Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors” is designed for parents to help their children ages 2-5 enjoy exploring what makes “neighbors” different, the same and lovable, all through the delightful colorful, medley of fantastic fruit seen in grocery stores all over the country. And, “Sweet Neighbors” is a great way to introduce early learners to colors of the rainbow!

 

“Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors” storybook is available for an SRP of $11.95. To order, please visit the book’s website, Amazon, or wherever books are sold in retail and online. Like Sweet Neighbors on Facebook and Youtube, and sign up here to receive updates.

 

About Studio 9 Inc.

Studio 9 Inc. was formed by C. Aaron Kreader and Lisa Blecker, a husband-and-wife team dedicated to producing family-friendly illustrations, books, animation, games, and activity pages. Projects include fun and often thought-provoking content that celebrates humanity’s rich diversity. From entertaining works that spark up imaginations and creativity, to those that also encourage eliminating prejudices, many of the company’s products promote universal themes and principles such as kindness, respect, and unity in diversity.  The game “Charms: A Game of Insight” received a Parents’ Choice 2018 Recommended Award, Serious Play 2018 Silver Medal Award, and was selected as a 2018 Mensa Mind Games® Competitor. Another, “Treasures & Traps: The Adventure Card Game!” won an Origins Silver Honor for Card Game of the Year.  For more information visit studio9inc.com.

 

About Lisa Blecker

Lisa Blecker is an award-winning children’s book writer, illustrator and a co-game creator whose books include “The Good in Me From A to Z by Dottie” and “Blessed Is the Spot.” She is also a regular freelance writer, artist, and concept developer for “Brilliant Star”—an award-winning international children’s magazine inspired by the teachings of the Bahá’í Faith. She received credentials for teaching art in Florida, and her experience in education inside and outside of the public-school system informs and influences the materials she creates.


About C. Aaron Kreader

Aaron Kreader is an award-winning illustrator, graphic designer, and game maker. He worked at DreamForge Intertainment, a game developer, doing game design and illustration, and later worked as a staff illustrator and graphic designer for a corporation while completing his MFA in digital art. Since 1999, he has been working as a staff illustrator and graphic designer for the award-winning Brilliant Star magazine. Aaron and his wife Lisa formed Studio 9 Inc in 2005 to create children’s picture books, comics, games, graphic novels, and more.

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Title:                    Sweet Neighbors Come in All Colors

Category:           Children; Ages 2-5

SRP:                     $11.95

Release Date:    October 5, 2018/Available nationwide January 2019

Length:               32 p. hardcover, color

ISBN:                    10-9781618511287

Published by:     Bellwood Press

1233 Central St.

Evanston, IL 60204

800-999-9019/847-853-7899

lisa.blecker@studio9inc.com

 

 

 

For More Information Contact:

Andrea Blain • Andrea Blain Public Relations

andrea@andreablainpr.com • 847-933-9884