Indie Publisher and local book author, Debbie Doctofsky-Solomon calls her first two books in her collection a “learning experience” rather than just picture books. She will release her first two children’s picture books, “Journey to the River of Perfumes” and “Hidden in the Himalayas” in Fall 2013.
Debbie, a Scotch Plains resident, is writing a collection of multicultural stories she calls “An Expedition of Learning” to entertain and educate children ages 3-9. She has a Masters degree in Education (Teaching English as a Second Language) and has taught ESL here and abroad.
Her first book, “Journey to the River of Perfumes” is set in Vietnam. The second story is entitled “Hidden in the Himalayas” which takes place in Nepal. Debbie writes about places she has personally experienced with Vietnam and Nepal being some of her more magical destinations. She has a way of translating her experiences into words, so children can really feel as though they have been transported to another land. They will learn about the daily lives of the people in that particular country, the local scenery, the food and the geographic location.
The stories have positive role models with universal themes that will tug on your heartstrings. Each page has been carefully hand painted in vibrant watercolor by an Italian artist residing outside of Milan.
Debbie will be attending the Union Township Festival on the Green at Friberger Park in Union on Saturday, September 21 from 12:00-5:30. Please visit her to get one of the first autographed copies of her books! Debbie is available for book readings and signings at schools, libraries and local bookstores. She also has compiled a range of age appropriate activities and recipes related to each book. Visit her on fb, twitter and her website www.DebbieSolomon.com. to purchase books and learn more!!!