Lost at the Mall? Talk to Children About What to do if They Get Separated While Holiday Shopping.
Seattle, WA, December 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- If your young child gets lost at the shopping mall, would he or she know what to do? Children’s book author and illustrator Chris Marsh addresses the subject in his new picture book “Zips Goes Wandering” from Booktrope now available for iPad at the Apple iBookstore.
In “Zips Goes Wandering” a young zebra wanders away from his mother in the African savannah. Though nervous, Zips uses courage and good judgment to find trusted animals who help him make his way back to the herd. This colorful, rhyming tale sparks conversations that all parents should have with their kids about how to handle getting separated from loved ones in a crowded, public location such as a shopping mall at holiday time.
The bustling crowds that are so common during the holidays can increase a child’s risk of getting lost. Parents should discuss strategies with their kids and have a plan for finding each other before they venture into a public area.
One way to introduce the subject of getting lost in a crowd is to read picture books. The story of Zips grew out of Marsh’s own attempts to talk to his nieces and nephews about what to do if they ever got lost. An artist and poet, Marsh drew on his creative skills and love for animals to address important subject in a colorful, rhyming tale. “I grew up exploring the fields and woods of the English countryside with my mother constantly reminding me to be careful,” said Marsh. “Now I find myself doing careful reminding to my adventurous nieces and nephews.”
“Zips Goes Wandering” is a new release from Seattle-based Booktrope. Booktrope is reinventing publishing using technology. The Booktrope web platform allows authors, editors, marketers and designers to form teams to create and market books. The Booktrope workflow reduces overhead and accelerates time to market—while preserving what’s valuable from traditional publishing: excellent editing, great design and widespread book availability. You can purchase “Zips Goes Wandering” at the iBookstore. To inquire about a review copy, or to schedule an interview, please visit www.booktrope.com.