Monday, January 20, 2014

Newspaper Features Love, Hugs, and Hope

This article was published in the Standard Examiner in Ogden, Utah yesterday, January 19th in the Feature Section.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Five Book Worm Review of Love, Hugs, and Hope

Here's a link to the five book worm review of Love, Hugs, and Hope

Why I liked this book– This book is a necessity in every household. I think kids have to deal with bad things all the time. Maybe not as big as the school shootings, but a lot of other things in their lives, like being in a car accident, or a relative dying. This book can help. The story has a great feeling to it – a warm, calming, friendly – but serious – feeling. It is told in a very simple way, but I think it tells a big story. The illustrations are cartoon-like and make it easier to understand the story. The animals mixed in make it cute. I think the story will also help parents and teachers talk to kids about bad things that happen. I believe this is a book that every family will have use of in their house.

Activities and Resources- Talk. Talk about the book, about the event that happened 1 year ago, about anything that gives you and/or your child negative feelings (anger, sadness, fear, etc.).

Thanks, Eric.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Book Giveaway for Schools and Libraries

Love, Hugs, and Hope Book Giveaway. December 2013. 

Yesterday I received a partial shipment of damaged books in the mail. The few books that did arrive have partially torn covers, and some have dented spines. They cannot be sold, so I will donate these books to schools and libraries.

Anyone interested in having a signed copy of Love, Hugs, and Hope for their school or library, leave me a comment. 

This is a great reference book to help children deal with their feelings when problems arise.

"Love, Hugs, and Hope: When Scary Things Happen" is a special understanding kind of book that aims to help children find safe ways to express their feelings when bad things happen." MIdwest Book Review

This would be a great holiday donation.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Book Launch for Love, Hugs, and Hope

Lori Nawyn and I had a wonderful book launch yesterday for Love, Hugs, and Hope. We met at the North Ogden Cannery Boutique in North Ogden, Utah and had a wonderful time. The employees of the boutique were decorating for Christmas and outside the snow was falling, making it feel like Christmas. All in all it was a wonderful time. We sold quite a few books with the promise of more sales to come.

Thanks to all who came to support us.

Lori Nawyn, artist, Christy Monson, author

Saturday, October 26, 2013

An Excellent Tool for Parents, Teachers and Therapists

"Love, Hugs, and Hope"

Lynn Parson's says, "We live in a world where tragedy touches us all. It is especially difficult to explain the unexplainable to children when you don't know what to do.

"This book is the perfect tool to prompt conversations and provide coping strategies with the youngsters you love. An excellent tool for parents, teachers, and therapists. I regret that many little ones have to deal the harsh realities of 2013, but am glad that this resource is now available. I intend to get copies to keep for emergencies, and I recommend you do, too."

Written after the tragic Newtown, Connecticut, shooting, this book is an invaluable tool to help parents and children work through feelings after a tragedy. Our kids deal, not only with national tragedies, but every day ones like death of a grandparent, loss of a puppy, or divorce. This book guides readers through emotions of fear, sadness and anger, then offers constructive ideas for managing these feelings and seeking comfort. The message of the book is that love chases away hate and light banishes darkness. Lori Nawyn's engaging illustrations help the reader know that hope is only a hug away.