Outskirts Press Announces Cecil Learns To Smile, Charlotte Bucher’s Latest Juvenile Fiction

Denver, CO, March 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- This endearing story is about a small frog, Cecil, who is being teased and taunted for being different -- in Cecil’s case, for being so small. To end the teasing, his mother attempts to hide him away at the top of a tall tree in the middle of the rain forest, but Cecil grows very lonesome. There is no one to play with or to visit.

One day a TV cameraman strolls into the forest and starts talking with Cecil and Cecil tells him that he is very lonesome. He even sheds a small tear.

The cameraman says “Let me take your picture with my camera. I can show it all over the world, for I am a TV cameraman. Perhaps some of your brothers, sisters and cousins will come to visit you.” The little frog croaks “Okey dokey.”

Then the cameraman begins the process of teaching Cecil how to smile and telling him why smiling is important.

The book’s illustrations are beautifully rendered in watercolor and are a major aspect of the book’s appeal.

A 25 page work, Cecil Learns To Smile is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the juvenile fiction/readers/beginner category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Cecil Learns To Smile meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $19.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/cecillearnstosmile was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Additionally, Cecil Learns To Smile can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks.

ISBN: 9781432749927 Format: 7 x 10 color paperback SRP: $19.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/cecillearnstosmile

About the author:

The author/illustrator, Charlotte Bucher, is a Colorado native who began writing at the age of 16 when she wrote a weekly column for her hometown newspaper. She also wrote an advice column in her high school newspaper, and later served as its editor. She graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in business and an emphasis on advertising. Charlotte has travelled extensively with her husband of 55 years and they are now enriched by four children and four grandchildren. She had earned certification in decorative art, which she taught for 28 years, and in botanical illustration, and she now plans to combine her two lifelong interests by writing and illustrating children’s books. Cecil Learns to Smile is her first.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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