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About the author:
Though it may be impossible for her current friends to believe, Kevin Ann Planchet was considered a 'shy' child. "Writing was my way to express myself. I've noticed that many reserved people have the desire to be more than their quiet exterior would suggest. Many seem to have these great creative minds through which they can be the extroverts who seem to get everyone's attention."

Planchet's first career was as a television reporter, but she has recently completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health and is now a counselor. She enjoys helping others to understand the motivations for their behaviors and teaching coping skills to improve their lives. Storybooks are an excellent way to help children understand why they react the way they do, as well as give them age appropriate skills to solve their problems.

The character of Emmie is a composite of Kevin's two oldest daughters who were very quiet as children, while the outgoing Annie is actually her outgoing youngest daughter of the same name.

"Shybug" is Planchet's first children's storybook.

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Authored by Kevin Ann Planchet

Emmie has a big imagination! Sometimes she lives in an exciting world of adventure, but she has those adventures alone because she's too shy to make a friend. Having a friend to share your adventures can be fun. Annie's new in the neighborhood and she's looking for a friend too. Can Emmie get past her shyness to let a new friend into her world?

Publication Date:
1478121521 / 9781478121527
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Juvenile Fiction / Imagination & Play

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