WHO: dreamBIG Press
WHAT: Barnes & Noble – AUTHOR SIGNING WITH PETER J. GOODMAN – STORYTIME READING
Author Peter Goodman will read and sign his book “We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats,” officially released on August 1, 2012. The book is available through online book stores, such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, Tattered Cover Book Store, and Book Passage. The book is being used nationwide as a tool to help young children learn about bullying and bullying prevention.
Goodman has now bundled his popular book with an educational curriculum package, which helps teachers make classrooms bully free. The curriculum helps children identify and work through their emotions and feelings. The combined tools use cats as characters to help teach children about bullying and accepting others even if they have differences. Through the story and curriculum, “Bully Free Students Make Bully Free Classrooms,” kids not only learn what bullying looks like, but they learn what they can do if they see others being bullied or if they are the one who gets bullied.
Children love animals, especially cats, and cats make up the cast of characters in Peter Goodman’s book. Through these characters and the storyline, a conversation will be started among children, parents and educators about bullying, a topic that has serious implications across the nation and has been leaving many parents desperate for ways to address the issue. dreamBig Press, who published the book, has partnered with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, based in Minneapolis, to help raise awareness about bullying prevention. It has also partnered with the Montgomery County Humane Society to promote humane education, because it opens the door not only to the responsible care of pets at home, but also to caring for all living beings with compassion and kindness.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble
Saturday, January 19th at 10am
Blue Back Square
60 Isham Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
WHEN: January 19, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
ABOUT: dreamBIG Press is a publishing house that has created a series of children’s books titled We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats. The books are designed for elementary-school-aged children, to tackle common issues that they may encounter such as bullying, childhood fears, confidence, being different, and making friends. Through the use of a cast of cats, the author helps children better understand those issues, and learn how to deal with them. The company was started by Peter J. Goodman, a multimedia children’s author and president of Gut Instinct Creative, an award-winning marketing communications company. For more information about dreamBIG Press or the book series, visit the site at: www.kittycatsbook.com or our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/kittycatsbook.