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🦋🐌 Witnessing these radiant smiles is exactly why ‘The Snail and the Butterfly’ came to life. Each joyful pose with my book is a reminder of the magic and wonder we can bring to children’s lives. #ChildrensBooks #JoyOfReading #LittleReaders #thesnailandthebutterfly

🎶 I like stickers. Yes I do! 🎶 Everything is better with a sticker! Personalized Glossy Stickers: Official Merchandise from “The Snail and The Butterfly” Children’s Book 🌟 OFFICIAL MERCH: Add a personal touch to your belongings with these official glossy stickers, inspired by the heartwarming children’s book “The Snail and The Butterfly.” It’s a fun and stylish way to carry a piece of the story with you! 🎨 VIBRANT DESIGN: These stickers come with a glossy finish that adds an extra layer of shine, making your items stand out. 📏 PRECISE DIMENSIONS: With a 0.12″ white border, these stickers offer a clean and professional look, perfect for personalizing your laptop, phone case, or notepad. 💪 DURABLE & LONG-LASTING: Made from high-quality MPI 3000 Gloss HOP (EU) and Promotional Monomeric PVC (US), these stickers are designed to last 2–3 years. 🏠 INDOOR USE: Ideal for indoor applications, these stickers are versatile and adaptable, making them perfect for decorating your personal items. 🎁 GIFT-READY: Searching for a unique gift that pairs well with “The Snail and The Butterfly” book? These glossy stickers are a fantastic choice for birthdays, holidays, or just because. They’re a gift that adds a personal touch and celebrates the joy of reading. 🌏 ETHICALLY SOURCED: All blank products are sourced from Japan, ensuring quality and ethical practices. 🌟 STICKER DETAILS: • Film type: MPI 3000 Gloss HOP (EU), Promotional Monomeric PVC (US) • 0.12″ (0.3 cm) white sticker border • Glossy finish • Fast and easy application • 2–3 year durability #TheSnailAndTheButterfly #Stickers #ChildrensBookMerch #DougieCoop #StickerLove #BookishStickers #StickerDesign #StickerAddict #StickerBomb #CreativeStickers #CustomStickers #KidsBookStickers #ReadingAdventure #LiteraryStickers #StorytimeFun

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Spark Imagination - New Exclusive Children’s Book Gift Set

How to Turn Creative Doubt into Strength 🚚🌌💪🎨 In our latest video, join me and the talented illustrator CJ the Kid, as we dive deep into the heart of the creative journey. 🚀✍️ We talk about the relentless power of persistence, how artists often feel like they’re “screaming into the abyss”, and the critical importance of pushing through periods of doubt. It’s a candid exploration of learning to quiet the mind and to #keepontrucking, even when the path gets tough. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the challenges of creativity, this conversation is for you. Come, get inspired to embrace your art, no matter the echoes of uncertainty. 🌊👣 Visit Books of Wonder online or in the store to get a copy of the book with a signed bookplate. #ArtisticPersistence #CreativeJourney #snail&butterfly

Join me and illustrator @CJtheKid as we dive into the heart of creativity - remembering to play & have fun - in a clip from our Crowdcast event sponsored by @booksofwonder & @rarebirdlit. 🚀✨. We explore the crucial role of play in our collaborative journey for The Snail & the Butterfly #inspirational #childrensbook. Despite the miles between the US and Australia, we found a unique flow state that brought this #picturebook to life. It’s a testament to how boundaries fade and imagination soars when play leads the way in creative work. Visit Books of Wonder online or in the store to get a copy of the book with a signed bookplate. Comment Play Below to Receive a DM with Links to Order from #BooksofWonder & Watch Entire Event. 🐌🦋 #CreativePlay #AuthorTalk #illustratorinsights

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Doug Cooper is the author of the award-winning novels Outside In and The Investment Club and the 2019 literary thriller Focus Lost. Always searching, he has traveled to over twenty-five countries on five continents, exploring the contradictions between what we believe and how we act in the pursuit of truth, beauty, and love.


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Interviews & PodCasts

Doug Cooper On The More Than Corporate Podcast

by Amber Fuhriman | More Than Corp

Doug Cooper On The Dots Podcast - Ideas to Results

by Kathleen Buczko | The Dots Podcast

Doug Cooper In Conversation with Chip Jacobs

by Rare Bird Radio | In Conversation

Doug Cooper In Conversation with Gary Lippman

by Rare Bird Radio | In Conversation

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Snail & Butterfly Children’s Book Giveaway: Win A Signed Copy

Snail & Butterfly Children’s Book Giveaway: Win A Signed Copy

Calling All Mushroom Hunters and Future Sky Pilots! 🍄✈️ We've got something super special for you! We're stoked to announce an epic book tour with The Children's Book Review for Dougie Coop's latest masterpiece, "The Snail and the Butterfly", illustrated by the talented CJ the Kid and published by...

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Outside In At Taste Of Tremont

Taste of Tremont Card

Doug’s three-time award-winning novel Outside In will be available at the Tremont General Store during the Taste of Tremont on Sunday, July 10th from 12p to 8p. Doug will be at the store from 2-4 to sign books and talk about his new novel The Investment Club, available in stores on October 11 from Rare Bird Books. If you’re in Tremont for the festival, stop by and say hi and check out all the interesting things the Tremont General Store has to offer. The first twenty-five people will receive one of the official Investment Club gambling chips.IC Chips

Over the past 13 years the Taste of Tremont has quickly become one of Cleveland’s “must attend” events of the summer. This free event brings over 30,000 visitors, rain or shine, from all over the region. There will be a Beer & Wine Garden located at the North end of Professor between Literary & W 10th that will serve craft beers from Portside Distillery, Butcher & Brewer and Forest City Brewery and a variety of wines for $6.00. Rum cocktails from Spotted Owl will be $7.00. Bottled water will be $1.00. Food will be available for purchase from the amazing local vendors that have helped define Tremont as one of the best food neighborhoods in Ohio.

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Outside In and Bob Gatewood’s “Friends of the Bay”

Bob Gatewood

Here’s some of the favorite quotes from Outside In set to Bob Gatewood’s classic Put-in-Bay tune “Friends of the Bay”, which was selected as the official song of Put-in-Bay by the Put-in-Bay Village Council. Congratulations to Bob and special thanks for allowing use of the song in Outside In.

Listen to and purchase Bob Gatewood’s CD’s here on his website, bobgatewood.comamazon.com and cdbaby.com. You can also purchase all of Bob Gatewood and Calabash’s recordings at iTunes and Rhapsody.


Three Ways During The Holidays To Enjoy Outside In

Outside In Newspaper Ad

Have that hard to buy for person on your list? Perhaps Outside In, the winner of the 2014 International Book Award for Literary Fiction and the USA Best Book Award for Literary Fiction, is the perfect gift for them. Choose from one of three formats: hard cover to ebook to audio book and give the gift the gift that keeps on giving. Whether they’ll spend the holidays at the beach, slopes, or cabin in the woods, Outside In is the perfect traveling companion.

Holiday Special: Outside In For $2.99!

Outside In In honor of winning the International Book Award and the USA Book News Award for Literary Fiction this year, all ebooks for Kindle, Nook, and iBooks are on special for $2.99 during the holidays. That’s less than your grande, half-caff, triple, three-pump, nonfat, sugar-free, extra whip, caramel macchiato. Don’t have an ereader? Download their apps for your PCs or mobile devices.

Outside In also makes a wonderful holiday gift. All the sites offer the ability to gift the books to anyone with an email address. Show someone just how much you care by giving them an opportunity to escape all their family drama and pursue the endless summer with Brad and all the other wacky characters at Put-in-Bay.


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