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Monday, January 23, 2012

Award-winning Cougar Cubs are Remedy for Sniffles

Wheather sick with a cold or something more serious, book provides kids comfort, teaches compassion.

When kids get sick, parents want nothing more than to “make it all better.” We pull out every comfort tool in our arsenal – chicken soup, extra cuddles, and more cartoons.

Just in time for the peak of cold and flu season comes The Sneezy Wheezy Day (Talking Bird Books, January 1, 2012, $14.95), a book every parent will want to keep on hand for when the sniffles come on.

Written by nurse and mom of three, Sharon Cramer, The Sneezy Wheezy Day, is the third installment of the Cougar Cub Tales - an award winning children’s picture book series that follows the adventures of a brother and sister cougar cub.  

In The Sneezy Wheezy Day, brother cub isn’t feeling well. As he and sister cub seek help for his cold, they encounter many well-intentioned forest friends who offer silly home remedies. One friend even tells brother cub, “Tickle your nose with the tail of a goose and do it before the next blue moon rise!” Although the recommendations help, the final remedy is a sibling’s love.

Cramer wrote the first book in the series, Lost and Alone about sibling rivalry, when her youngest son was born 18 years ago. As a mom to two older sons at the time, Cramer says she felt like an expert on “brotherly love” already. The second installment in the series, I’m Just Like You addresses intolerance. 

Cramer illustrates the Cougar Cub Tales books in watercolor, with each picture taking her between 18-24 hours to create. She chose cougar cubs because she wanted to create characters that spoke strongly of the Pacific Northwest, where she lives.

About the Author

SHARON CRAMER is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and avid competitive equestrian. She is also the author of, soon to be released, Marlo and the Monster, and is working on a new young adult series called The Cerulean Star. She lives in Spokane, Wash.

To learn more and hear audio of Cramer reading the books, please visit: http://www.talkingbirdbooks.com/.

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