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Unveiling the Creation of the Award-Winning Children’s Picture Book, “Moo the Ghost:” An Exclusive Interview With Beth Praed

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In a compelling exchange with GoToPublish, the renowned author, captivating public speaker, and accomplished literary figure, Beth Praed, unveiled the captivating genesis behind the acclaimed children’s masterpiece, “Moo the Ghost.” With a trail of literary accomplishments that includes five published books, such as “Multiple Sclerosis: Q&A,” “The AD/HD Book,” “Domestic Violence: My Freedom From Abuse,” and “So You Have a Disease: Devotions and Stories To Restore Hope,” Beth Praed’s expertise extends across a diverse range of subjects.

Artistic expression held immense importance for Jack Praed, beloved father. Memories from early years involve being seated by his easel with toys in hand as he painted. One particularly vivid incident remains in memory: an impromptu decision to paint a shipyard mural on the dining room wall. A visiting friend exclaimed: “Your dad is painting on the wall!” This comment was surprising, and looking in confirmed her observation. In a hushed voice, she asked: “Does your Mommy know?”

Jack Praed dedicated his entire life to creating exquisite drawings and paintings. However, he encountered challenges in sustaining himself as an artist due to limited business acumen. Despite producing remarkable work, he occasionally overlooked sending invoices. Compounding matters, he struggled with severe dyslexia. There were instances where he mistakenly referred to Beth Praed using “her” mother’s, brother’s and even Pepper the name of the family dog.

Subsequently, in his later years, Jack Praed underwent open-heart surgery, prompting the realization that a collaborative book endeavor was imperative. This venture resulted in “Moo, the Ghost.” The book offers a series of delights on every page. Jack Praed`s creative essence thrives within these pages, manifesting in unique instances captured through his illustrations. In addition to the captivating artwork, each page features an engaging activity: a search for hidden spiders intended for young readers.

“Moo the Ghost” narrates the story of a young specter grappling with a speech impediment. Instead of the traditional “Boo,” this ghost utters “Moo.” Regrettably, fellow spirits subject him to bullying due to this difference. However, a positive turn occurs as Moo befriends three children who venture into the haunted house. They extend the hand of friendship, assuring him: “Your lack of scariness makes you an ideal companion.” This book vividly showcases the creative essence of the author through his charming illustrations.

“Readers’ Favorite” recognized “Moo the Ghost” as a finalist in the Children—Concept genre in September 2020: Esteemed commentator Amy Raines praised the uniqueness of Beth Praed’s “Moo the Ghost,” hailing it as an unparalleled children’s tale. Its skillfully woven plot offers young readers an accessible understanding of adversity, complemented by illustrations that beautifully convey the story’s essence.

During a recent review, an intriguing discovery transpired while engaging with the “find the spiders” activity within the book. A spider, once overlooked, nearly escaped the page’s edge. This prompted an audible chuckle and the declaration, “Oh Pops, your cleverness shines!”

The passing of Jack Praed, on October 15, 2014, renders “Moo the Ghost” a poignant collaborative achievement. This work becomes an enduring testament, upholding his creative legacy through its enchanting illustrations.

Further, “Moo the Ghost” is now available in print, inviting caregivers and children to share moments of connection. The print version enriches shared enjoyment, heightened by the interactive “find the spiders” game. Create cherished memories with children of all ages through this opportunity.

Embark on a whimsical journey with author Beth Ann Praed through this captivating children’s book. Kindle version priced at $4.99, paperback edition at $18.95, and enchanting hardcover at $26.77. Secure your copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and GoToPublish today.

About the Author
Beth Praed, an acclaimed author and public speaker, achieved remarkable success with her first book on MS, maintaining the #1 position in Amazon’s multiple sclerosis category for over six years.

Possessing two master’s degrees, Beth Praed’s journey continues despite facing secondary progressive Multiple Sclerosis, which confines her to a wheelchair.

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