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Noni Morton launches Barney Meets BeeBee

THE FIRST BOOK OF THE BARNEY TALES COLLECTION FOR CHILDREN

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Eureka, CA (1-4-16)…Author Noni Morton has just launched Barney Meets Bee Bee, the first book in a 10 book series written for children aged four to eight. Noni began telling stories to her grandchildren several years ago. She chose her cats to be the main characters in the stories and introduced the supporting cast from real wild animals that live on her remote Northern California property. They include turtles, a bear, and a wood rat. After telling the stories over and over, she was encouraged to write them down by one of her grandsons who said, “My Mom always gets the story wrong!”

Barney Meets Bee Bee is written in classic storytelling style that captures the hearts and minds of the listeners while encouraging their imagination. Noni believes that classic storytelling is becoming a lost art. “Children love to be told stories and discovering memorable characters that they can relate to. I want to encourage parents to spend “real time” reading to their kids, not just as a bedtime exercise, but a true, intimate adventure that they will enjoy and remember for years to come.” Many studies point to the importance of reading to young children for enhancing learning and language skills and promoting positive personal and social development. (more…)