Sunday, August 14, 2011

Girl Power Discover the Princess Within

Girl Power Discover the Princess Within is written and illustrated by Sandra Epps. Cover design by Jason Phillips.

This is an inspirational interactive story/journal for Girls ages 6 - 11.

Step into Lavender's world and discover the meaning of friendship, self love, and how her fast feet save the day... and that every girl is a princess. Girls will love this book because it's filled with drama, humor and self help tips. Readers will be intrigued by the snobby, down- right mean girls, April, Nia and Tamyra to the sweet and silly, Kooky Keisha and Olivia. The Girls of Berry Lane will delight annoy and entertain children of all ages. In addition, children will learn how to combat negativity and turn up the volume on their personal power.

                           (Here's a sneak peek at part of Chapter 2 before final edit)

Time passed slowly as Ms. Thomas shared the assignments with the class. With the happiest gesture, waving her hands back and forth to get the students’ attention, Ms. Thomas announced, “I have decided to pair up students for the 3F, First Friday Field trip assignment. Both students must take good notes and write a paper on six interesting facts about the exhibition. Lavender, I want you and April to pair up for the Mummies Exhibition!”
Lavender quickly shouted, “NO WAY Ms. Thomas! That will never work!”
April chimed in, “For the first time, I totally agree with Blossom Girl!”
A few students burst into laughter.
Ms. Thomas said, “I think you girls will work great together.”
Nia and Olivia were partners. Tamyra was totally disgusted to have Kooky Keisha as a partner, so she folded her arms and pouted for the rest of the class period.
Lavender’s walk home from school that day seemed like an eternity. She lived only three blocks away from her Blue Ribbon School. The ten-minute walk home for her took a total of thirty minutes.
April and her grandparents lived next door to Lavender’s family home and bakery, Sweet Delights. April’s grandmother, Ms. Margaret, was sweet, but her job was to spoil April rotten.
“So why does she need a birthday party? Ms. Margaret showers her with gifts almost every day.” Lavender felt horrible as she continued to mumble to herself. “She is such a goodie-two-shoes!”
Olivia walked slowly beside her and said, “Lavender, who are you talking to?”
“No one, just wondering why some mean people can have all the luck! That April makes me SICK! She’s nothing but a show off!”
“So you’re still upset about her pulling your chair from underneath you in class last week, huh?” Olivia reminded her again of the cruel joke.
“No, I had forgotten about that, but thanks for reminding me, comedian Olivia!”
“Lavender, it was funny, but I do understand that it was not cool at all. And the wise crack today with her calling you Blossom Girl was awful, too.” Olivia quietly snickered. “April is just jealous because you ace every test. You get the best grades in the entire school! If you noticed, she did not complain much about having you as a partner either. She will definitely get a better grade with your help.”
“Olivia, thanks for the compliment, but I’m not happy to have the Princess Wicked Witch Girl as a partner for 3F!” Lavender smacked her lips and rolled her eyes.
“I don’t trust that Princess goodie-two-shoes, April!”

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