Press Release: The Snail & The Butterfly Children’s Book


Award-Winning Ohio Author Doug Cooper and Acclaimed Australian Artist CJ the Kid Release Inspirational Children’s Book – The Snail and The Butterfly

PRESS RELEASE – LOS ANGELES, CA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, CLEVELAND, OHIO – Rare Bird Books proudly presents The Snail & The Butterfly, a groundbreaking children’s book penned by celebrated author Doug Cooper, known in this book project as Dougie Coop, and illustrated by the talented Australian artist CJ the Kid. Scheduled for release on September 12, 2023, this enchanting tale is destined to captivate children and parents alike.

Snail & Butterfly Inspirational Children's Book Is An Engaging, Education Story for Kids Ages 4-7 & Popular Picture Book for Preschoolers for Press Release Back Cover with Whimsical illustrations by CJ the Kid from The Snail & The Butterfly Children's Book for Press Release 

With a thirty-year journey from ideation to publicationThe Snail & The Butterfly marks Cooper’s delightful expansion from literary fiction & thrillers to children’s literature. Designed for ages 2-10, the book emphasizes the importance of pursuing dreams, overcoming obstacles, and forming relationships.

A Journey of Imagination and Collaboration

In creating this heartfelt book, Dougie Coop partnered with CJ the Kid, resulting in whimsical illustrations that perfectly complement the story. Despite geographical distance and opposite time zones, their collaboration blossomed into a magical work that reflects pure imagination, freedom, and playfulness.

About Doug Cooper & Rare Bird Books

The Snail & The Butterfly is an exciting addition to the storied history of collaboration between Doug Cooper and Rare Bird Books. Cooper’s transformation from a writer of gripping psychological literary fiction and thrillers to an author of children’s literature is a testament to his versatile storytelling prowess.

About Artist CJ the Kid

Sydney-based artist CJ the Kid’s artistic journey started in childhood, and his collaboration with Cooper on this project has brought to life emotionally charged illustrations that resonate with all ages. The snail, butterfly, and mushroom characters featured in the picture book have been recurring figures in CJ’s work, now immortalized in this touching children’s book.

Book Details and Availability

  • Title: The Snail & The Butterfly
  • ISBN: 9781644283653
  • Price: US $18.00
  • Format: 10 x 10 in., 42 pp., Hardcover Juvenile Fiction/Animals
  • Publisher: Rare Bird Books
  • Distribution: Worldwide by Publishers Group West

The Snail & The Butterfly is distributed worldwide by PGW and is available for order at local bookstores, online retailers, and wholesalers. Visit the Snail & Butterfly Shop for stickers, T-Shirts, hats, and other fun merchandise.

Press Contacts:

Alexandra Watts

Publicity, Marketing, and Bulk Sales

Email: alexandra@rarebirdlit.com

Phone: 561.603.9548

Address: 6044 North Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Rare Bird Books and the entire team behind The Snail & The Butterfly invite readers to embark on an adventure filled with wisdom, joy, and discovery. Don’t miss the chance to add this extraordinary creation to your collection, nurturing a love for books in young readers.


Snail & Butterfly – Talking With Children About Fear & Friendships

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The Power of Children’s Books

Parents play the most important role in a child’s cognitive and emotional growth. Among the tools available, an inspiring children’s book about overcoming fear and building friendships can be a magic one, nurturing their ability to navigate life’s challenges while helping them understand the value of relationships.

A Tale for Kids Ages 4-7

In The Snail And The Butterfly, an inspirational picture book for kids ages 4-7′, where a tiny snail dreams of flying and, with the support of an aging butterfly, turns this aspiration into reality. The story presents us with numerous life lessons such as dealing with fear, nurturing friendships, and pursuing dreams, embedded in a context young children can understand and appreciate.

Talking with children about fear & friendships is easy with the Snail & Butterfly Picture Book by Dougie Coop

Talking with Children About Fear

Reading with your children is a great first step. Picture books help improve your child’s brain development as a language skills accelerator, cognitive development dynamo, emotional intelligence builder, and more. Talking with children about fear and friendships and about what they are seeing and hearing magnifies those benefits and strengthens your relationship by establishing a foundation for a lifetime of conversations. Questions like, “Why did the snail keep trying to climb up the mushroom every day?” and “What did the butterfly tell the snail about her own life?” can be conversation starters. They illuminate the themes of determination and friendship in the tale, and allow children to draw parallels with their own experiences. Here are a few more questions you can ask:

    • “Why do you think the snail was afraid?”
    • “What do you think the butterfly learned from the snail?”
    • “What does ‘courage’ mean to you, like the snail’s courage in the story?”

Dealing with Fear and Forming Friendships

As this enchanting tale progresses, the snail, confronting and persevering through his fear, builds trust with the butterfly. Talking with children about fear & friendships with queries such as, “Why do you think the snail really wanted to fly?” or “How did the butterfly help the snail?” enables children to comprehend the importance of dealing with fear, the value of relationships, and the trust necessary to rely on others. This ‘kids book about friendship’ not only enhances their comprehension but also cultivates empathy and resilience. A few more thoughtful questions could include:

    • “Why was it important for the snail to believe in himself?”
    • “What did the butterfly teach the snail about dreams and goals?”
    • “Why do you think the butterfly said that ‘the rest is determined by your sight’?”

Applying Lessons to Real Life

Finally, discussing the snail’s achievement and applying these lessons to your child’s own life experiences can significantly boost their self-confidence. Remember, every question you ask serves as insight into your child’s thought process and emotional state, helping you strengthen your bond and fuel their confidence. More engaging questions could be:

    • “Have you ever been scared to try something new, like the snail?”
    • “Can you think of a time when you helped a friend, like the butterfly helped the snail?”
    • “What is a big goal you have, like the snail’s goal to fly?”

Inspiring Young Minds

With this magical tale of a snail and butterfly, let’s inspire our young ones to face their fears, cherish their friendships, and pursue their dreams with conviction. To assist with talking with children about fear and friendships and building these conversations, download our 10 Story Questions Infographic in PNG or PDF format. Happy reading!

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