A local author hopes to bring smiles back to children in the midst of a pandemic by donating an electronic copy of her latest children’s book for free.
Fremont-native Kellie Carte-Sears’ latest book, “The Power of a Flower: A Book of Determination and Teamwork,” is the third in a series of children’s books she has written titled “Moments with Massy. “.
The eBook will be made available to readers free of charge via Amazon from Friday to Monday (September 24-27).
Card-Sears was first inspired by his grandchildren after they left.
âI think families and kids could really benefit from it. And so that’s what prompted me to go on and release them,â Card-Sears said.
Books offer help in learning about emotions
“Going away will be okay!” âWas released in March 2020 and launched Sears Card with a series on emotional learning for readers.
Last September, Carte-Sears published “You’re Not Mad, We All Get Mad!” because it helps children and adults better understand the normality of anger and what children can do in a positive way to manage their anger.
On September 2, nearly a year later, Carte-Sears published “The Power of a Flower: A Book of Determination and Teamwork” which tells the story of the series’ main character, Massy and her cat Blue as they learn about the importance of teamwork. and determination when planting a sunflower.
Like many of Dr. Seuss’ popular books, the Card-Sears books blend rhyming storytelling with a powerful message.
Although his books were published recently, Carte-Sears said he wrote the first two about 12 years ago. And the books were originally kept for the family and put away in a filing cabinet before Carte-Sears decided to seek publication.
Finding resolutions in a positive way
âThese books always aim to provide resolutions in a positive way,â she said.
One day, Carte-Sears woke up and was inspired to write âThe Power of a Flower,â saying it was the perfect plot for a story about teamwork and the determination to overcome adversity like a flower that does not grow properly, or trying to protect the flower from creatures looking for a snack.
The book could be of particular benefit to children as they navigate the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A farm girl at heart, Carte-Sears said it’s hard to grow sunflowers and in 12 hours she had her story.
With each book, Carte-Sears has stated that she hopes to introduce new characters to associate with Massy and Blue with a character featured in her latest book, a squirrel named Peanut.
With a growing brand with the “Massy” series, Carte-Sears said its goal was to publish one book per year.