Author Showcase: Child’s New Discovery about Mommy in “Adventures of Libby Nickel”
By Outskirts Press, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: August 12, 2011
Rachel August’s newest children’s book for beginning readers introduces the sometimes new and unusual notion to young children that their mommies have real first names besides just being called “Mommy.”
February 21, 2011 – Denver, CO, and Olympia, WA – Children’s author Rachel August announced today the release of Adventures of Libby Nickel, What’s Your Mommy’s First Name? published by Outskirts Press. In this latest Libby Nickel adventure the author takes her young readers through Libby’s surprising experience of learning not only that her mother has a first name, but of finding out exactly what that name is.
After being given the assignment by her kindergarten teacher to spell out her mother’s first name, Libby carefully spells out with her helping letters the name and gets five gold stars for her effort. Her mother’s first name, per Libby? “Mommy.”
Libby’s next assignment? Find out her mother’s real name.
Author Rachel August eases a young reader into this new introduction to his or her mother as a more fully complete person by showing that a mother has a “real” name, just like the young reader does.
The perky, full color illustrations helps make youngsters feel right at home with this new concept and provide a visual element to Rachel’s story which will help keep young children fully engaged throughout the story.
A mother herself, Rachel says she can remember how fascinated with the world a child’s mind is and she hopes What’s Your Mommy’s First Name will help satisfy that fascination.
Adventures of Libby Nickel, What’s Your Mommy’s First Name? is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback
Genre: Juvenile fiction/readers/beginner
About the author: Rachel August is a New Orleans native who now lives in Washington State. She grew up as a military dependent and is now a military wife herself. Traveling to new places through the many books Rachel read helped her develop a great imagination, and she says “she hopes to let those dreams continue.”
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/adventuresoflibbynickel.
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