New Picture Book for Kids has an Important Message about Building Self-confidence
Released on: November 9, 2015, 4:07 am
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Fort Myers, FL, November 9, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Childhood has many phobias and anxieties — fear of the dark, thunder, monsters, going to the doctor, school, or the dentist... Eek! Halo Publishing International has just released a beautifully illustrated picture book, Bode The Beach Dog…“Life Is Ruff!” which helps young readers overcome their fears. Children of all ages have fears, and when they face them, kids feel much more in control and self-confident.
“We can all learn to control our fears, especially if we just stretch ourselves to help someone else in need as it helps redirect our focus off our fears,” said co-author Tara Moser. “It is important for children to learn at an early age self-esteem, behavior management, and self-control. I do a lot of this through animal-assisted play therapy techniques in my practice Delta Family Counseling.”
Tara and Geoffery Moser have a passion for inspiring children and share their love of recusing dogs and animals. Tara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with ten years in private practice in Southwest Florida. Geoffrey is owner and educator at The Beach Dog, a wellness and nutrition based dog and cat supply store. Together with their Great Dane, Bode, and foster dogs, they are spreading the message of fear management, helping others in need and the importance of animal rescue.
“Together we have a very strong passion for animals and helping others, and this opportunity is a tremendous blessing for us,” said co-author Geoffery Moser. “Through our strong support of rescue efforts across the country, we can provide a second chance for so many animals that need a forever home while helping children build self-confidence through storytimes and interactions with Bode.” Their passion and commitment to helping animals will be further enriched as proceeds from the sale of this book will go back to local rescues and non-profits devoted to the support of animals.
Bode The Beach Dog…“Life Is Ruff!” is a picture book written as a personal narrative by Bode about his fear of water with the help of his owners Tara and Geoffery Moser. Bode lives a full life but faces challenges every day while helping people. As a trained therapy dog, Bode works with children of all ages to help them overcome their fears, anxieties, and behavioral challenges.
“Books about dogs have a particular power, both to evoke empathy and to help us tackle uncomfortable issues. The very best dog stories, of course, are the ones we experience ourselves,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina.
Join Bode and his friends as they take on the task of conquering fears and finding happiness.
Tara and Geoffrey Moser are a husband and wife team with a passion for rescue animals. Tara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with 10 years in private practice in Southwest Florida. Geoffrey is owner and educator at The Beach Dog, a wellness and nutrition based dog and cat supply store. Together they are on the board of directors for Pawsitive Kids Camp and have welcomed over 160 foster dogs to their home along with their own three rescues!
Bode The Beach Dog…“Life Is Ruff!” by Tara and Geoffrey Moser, publisher Halo Publishing, Int. (http://www.halopublishing.com), ISBN: 978-1-61244-380-5; Price: $12.95 (paperback)
Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA