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What About Me?
by Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.

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Book information:
Title:What About Me?
Subtitle:12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister)
Author:Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D.
Illustrator:Mits Katayama
Publisher:Parenting Press, Inc., Seattle, WA
Publication date:Autumn 2005
ISBN:978-1-884734-86-1, cloth
Prices:$14.95, cloth

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Description:

What About Me? 12 Ways to Get Your Parents' Attention (Without Hitting Your Sister) was inspired by author Eileen Kennedy-Moore's own family, with four children born within eight years, and illustrator Mits Katayama's memories of his three children.

"To keep my frisky 4-year-old son from hitting his sisters, I gave him a stack of index cards that showed many different nice ways of getting my attention," says Dr. Kennedy-Moore, explaining how What About Me? was conceived. "He loved all the strategies and I loved how much this helped our family life."

That stack of index cards developed into a gentle story about a little boy who feels ignored but learns that being helpful and kind rewards him with loving attention from his parents. Dr. Kennedy-Moore's lyrical text is paired with Katayama's exquisitely detailed water color illustrations for a book that's sure to be a family favorite.

For more information, contact the Parenting Press publicity department at (800) 992-6657, ext. 105 or (206) 364-2900, ext. 105, or email our Publicity Coordinator.