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Let Imagination and Creativity Take You Places, in Jane Carey’s book, “Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster”

Carmel Valley, California – WEBWIRE

Author Jane Carey presents, “Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster,” a fun, captivating, inspirational children’s book that invites children to find opportunities for fun, learning, and a change of focus, in the most difficult of times. The young boy in her book discovers and models the building of resiliency.

Jane Carey, a skilled writer and thinker, shares the magic of purposeful play and imagination through the intensely creative, enthralling children’s book, “Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster,” which is as much fun as it is thought-provoking. Using her life experiences as an RN, a School Board Director, an educator, a counselor, an artist, a mother and a grandmother, Jane makes her story rich and deep. Her work is greatly influenced by her lifelong commitment to fostering growth, healing and fulfillment in people’s lives. Her writing journey began with a delightful poem at the tender age of 6, and her passion for rhyming and storytelling has only grown since.

As the book opens, we are asked what could possibly be left to do if…
“I’ve played with every toy, and I’ve read every book.
I’ve played every game, and I’ve learned how to cook.
First this cast and now the flu,
And I can’t think of anything else to do!”
As a young boy laments his gloom, loneliness, and dullness, suddenly he encounters
Shmug-A-La, who is…
A Whach-a-ma-call-it and so much more…
I jumped from a page of a book you just read
And became a fun choice inside your head!
I have so much energy, you’ll never go to bed!”

When Shmug-A-La challenges the boy to “Choose Fun” in the midst of his circumstances, and to tame the Shmovid Monster in his life, everything changes. A fresh perspective is offered, and a lot of fun ensues. “We’ll think of things you never thought of before!” Shmug-A-La entreats. And what is a Shmovid Monster? A Shmovid Monster is a cloud of negative emotions resulting from having to endure a set of unfortunate circumstances that cannot be changed.

As Shmug-A-La describes Shmovid
“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!”

The boy embarks on a fun-filled journey of building resilience in tough times, as he discovers that “Choosing Fun” and finding a positive, imaginative distraction can help lift the spirits in an otherwise negative situation. What a wonderful lesson to learn.

Get your copy of the book at now, and watch and enjoy the taming of The Shmovid Monster as you read Jane Carey’s captivating book,

“Shmug-A-La Tames the Shmovid Monster”
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 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 an RN, 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 and healing, and delight in their flourishing and 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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