Burbank, CA, November 27, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- A new book by Dr. David Rozzell chronicling experiences the author had as a young boy with his grandfather has just been published. In short story format, the author illustrates how grandparents, or indeed any adults, can enrich both their lives and the lives of children by engaging them in simple, every day activities that cost little or nothing to do.
“Mr. Buddy and Grandy” is a compilation of short stories about a grandfather and his grandson and the things they did together. The overarching theme of this book is that just doing simple things together with a child pays big long-term benefits in building a strong relationship. Although the stories focus on a grandfather and his grandson, many of the same activities would translate equally well to things that any adult could do with children, boys or girls. Fully illustrated, “Mr. Buddy and Grandy” was written in a style for reading to children, yet also enjoyable for adults.
“This book was a labor of love to memorialize what my grandfather did for me, and also to offer ideas to other adults of the things they can do with their children or grandchildren,” said the author David Rozzell. “I believe that the more time adults and children can spend together exploring the world around them, just doing simple activities, the stronger their family bonds will be and the better prepared for adolescence and adulthood the children will be.”
Along with the book, a pamphlet “25 Things To Do With Your Child: Things That Are Fun To Do and Won’t Break the Bank” will be offered free of charge with every book purchased. “Given the financial pressure that everyone is now facing, it is especially important to find inexpensive ways to build and maintain good relationships with children,” Dr. Rozzell added. “The message of “Mr. Buddy and Grandy” is that building a great relationship with a child doesn’t have to cost much. “Mr. Buddy and Grandy” promotes better adult-child relationships through the ideas described in the stories, and the pamphlet supplements those ideas with more examples of simple, inexpensive things that adults can do with their children or grandchildren.”
“Mr. Buddy and Grandy” is published by Lulu.com, the online marketplace for books and related digital content, and is also available directly from the author at his Web Site http://www.rozzell.com. The author can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the author
David Rozzell earned a Ph.D in Chemistry and has edited one scientific book, but this is his first foray into popular literature. He currently resides with his wife and five children and stepchildren in Burbank, California.