Venture to Bugville with Author Robert Stanek and Discover His Innovative Approach to Teaching Children The Days of the Week and Months of the Year
Seattle, WA, January 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- "Catching a Cup of Sunshine" is available for the first time in an HD edition for iBooks and available in the Apple iTunes store. The book was created and designed especially for iBooks by author Robert Stanek.
Robert Stanek’s ground-breaking Bugville Critters books are captivating the imaginations of young readers around the world. Author Robert Stanek has received hundreds of letters from young readers asking about Buster. Robert Stanek quietly worked on the Bugville Critters for 15 years, satisfied with only the gleeful cheers, laughs and giggles of his children who delighted to hear his tales of Bugville and a little bug called Buster. As his children got older, they urged him to get the books published so other children could enjoy them as much as they did, and that’s exactly what Robert Stanek set out to do in 2004.
As a young child, Robert Stanek’s family was very poor. He was one of five children raised by a single mom. Books allowed Robert to escape the poverty and violence that filled his early life. “Books taught me much about the world,” says author Robert Stanek. “They gave me windows to exotic places, learning, and new worlds. I was one of those geeky kids who belonged to the book a day club. I lived as much in books as anywhere. The community library and the library at school were second homes to me.”
In “Catching a Cup of Sunshine,” the precocious lovable Buster tries to understand the meaning of a day and ends up learning all about the days of the week and the months of the year. “Robert takes readers through Buster’s hilarious adventure and catching sunshine in a cup is just the beginning,” says Jeannie Kim, publisher at Reagent Press. “Children reading the book whether alone or with their parents help will learn a lot about time. The approach is innovative and I’ve never seen another book like it.”
Robert Stanek has been dreaming up stories since he was a boy, but it was only since the early 1990’s that his work began to get published. As a technology journalist, Robert (writing as William R. Stanek) has written for PC Magazine, Dr. Dobbs, TechNet Magazine and a variety of other leading magazines. As a technology writer, he’s has written for Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, Pearson, Microsoft, O’Reilly and other publishers. Of that, he says, “My many technical articles and technical books have helped millions of readers learn essential job skills and stay competitive. That’s important, especially in these troubling economic times.
"My children’s books are helping kids learn essential life skills. The Bugville books provide stories that address real issues and challenges children face as they start school, make friends, and learn about the world around them. Each book provides a positive lesson about life, friendship, family, our world, the natural world of which we are all a part, and our environment."
For more information, visit www.bugvillecritters.com and www.reagentpress.com.
About the author
Robert Stanek is the author of over 150 books. His epic series Ruin Mist Chronicles includes Keeper Martin's Tale, Kingdom Alliance, Fields of Honor, and Mark of the Dragon and was also released for young adults as The Kingdoms and the Elves of the Reaches #1 - #4 and In the Service of Dragons #1 - #4. He is also well-known for his Bugville Critters children's picture book series. His books have been bestsellers on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Audible.com, and Apple iTunes. Related web sites include www.robertstanek.com, www.ruinmistmovie.com, www.themagiclands.com, www.ruinmist.com, and stanek.reagentpress.com.
About the Publisher
RP Books & Audio was founded in 1994 as Virtual Press. Our products fall into four major categories: children's fiction, teen fiction, adult fiction and nonfiction. Our imprints include Reagent Press, Reagent Press Books for Young Readers, RP Audio, RP Audio Kids, and Classroom-To-Go. Related web sites include www.reagentpress.com, audio.reagentpress.com, and kids.reagentpress.com.