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“Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster” - An Enchanting Narration Filled With Laughter, Challenges and Self-Discovery

A Fun, Fascinating and Inspirational Children’s Book 
by Jane Carey

Carmel Valley, CA – WEBWIRE

In writing the children’s book, “Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster,” Jane Carey taps into her rich life experiences as a Registered Nurse, School Board Director, Community leader, educator, counselor, mother and grandmother to bring us a highly imaginative, creative masterpiece filled with sensitivity and humor mixed with valuable life lessons. Jane’s work is greatly influenced by her lifelong commitment to fostering growth, healing, and fulfillment in people’s lives.

“Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster” is an enchanting narration filled with laughter, challenges and self-discovery. The story will charm and inspire you and your child, as you encounter a young boy stuck in the throes of a myriad of negative emotions resulting from the Shmovids of life. He is challenged by his own imagination, to “Choose Fun,” and consider a change of focus and perspective, in the midst of a set of difficult circumstances that he cannot change.

Have you ever wondered what a Shmovid” was? Well…
“Shmug-A-La replies without any doubt,
‘It’s what keeps you in, when you’d rather be out,
Could be sickness, injury or even the weather,
Shmovid keeps friends from getting together!’”

And I’m sure you’ve wondered what a Shmug-A-La is! In his own words:
“I’m a Whatch-a-ma-call-it and so much more!
We’ll think of things you never thought before!”

Shmug-A-La joyfully springs to life from a young boy’s sluggish imagination, desperate and determined to Tame the Shmovid Monster, of gloom, loneliness and dullness in the boy’s life, brought on by some Shmovids of life. His Shmovids being a broken leg, the flu, and a prolonged severe weather event, all occurring at the same time. Although the events are only temporary, to the boy, they seem all encompassing and never-ending, as such events often can seem to children. As the boy accepts the challenge to “Choose Fun” and to consider a change of focus and perspective, he learns to find the fun and growth that can be had in the midst of difficult circumstances. He learns resilience, which is an extremely valuable life-long lesson and tool to have.

“Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster” is creative, interactive and lots of fun. A parent and teacher page is included at the end. Come, experience this fun adventure filled with laughter and valuable life lessons, get your copy at

Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster by Jane Carey
Publisher : Your Online Publicist
Publication Date : July 2023
Pages : 38
Product Dimensions : (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)
Genre : Children’s book
Paperback ISBN : 978-1-63892-659-7
Hardcover ISBN : 978-1-63892-660-3

About the Author:

Jane Carey wrote her first poem at age 6, emphatically stating that she liked bees and trees but hated peas. She has been writing and rhyming ever since. Before writing children’s books, Jane was a Registered Nurse, a School Board Director, an educator, a counselor, a business woman, a community leader, and an artist.

Her enduring passion is to draw people out, encourage their growth & healing, and delight in their flourishing & fulfillment.

She is a mother of 4 and grandmother of 2, and currently lives in sunny Carmel Valley, California. She loves hosting her family, and you will most likely find her enjoying her backyard, playing with her grandchildren, or both.

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