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Superheroes Soothe Stormy Weather Fears in Melissa Pope’s New Book
‘Storm Buddies’ tells calming story for children fearful of storms.
PRWEB – St. Louis (PRWEB) January 14, 2014
Inspired by her son, Melissa Pope’s new children’s book “Storm Buddies” (published by AuthorHouse) is a fictional tale about a little boy named Tommy who is terrified of stormy weather.
Tommy overcomes this fear with the help of three small animals, called The Storm Buddies, who live in a cloud pillow under Tommy’s bed.
The Storm Buddies have superpowers that help calm Tommy during scary thunderstorms, ultimately comforting him to sleep.
“My 8 year old watched the news, weather channel and the sky at all times,” Pope says. “It disrupted his daily schedule, sports and all activities after school because he was so focused on what might happen with the weather. I wish he would have had The Storm Buddies in his young life.”
Pope says her book will be a great relief to young children who may have recently experienced the frightening effects of hurricanes, violent storms or tornadoes.
About the Author
Melissa Pope has been married to her husband, Joe, for 21 years and they have three sons. She taught elementary school for a number of years before becoming a stay-at-home mother when her second child was born.
Interview segment by KSDK, May 14,2015