Monday, July 10, 2006
Tellin' Like It Is!
Adoptive Parents Publish an Adoption-Themed Children’s Book to Teach Children about Adoption
Jenny and Phil Thrasher adopted their children, Trey and Mackenzie, from Kazakhstan in 2004. They wrote The Golden Egg to help explain the miracle of adoption to Trey and Mackenzie. Jenny and Phil hope The Golden Egg will help children and adults everywhere understand the beauty of adoption.
Birmingham, AL, July 10, 2006 --(PR.COM)-- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 1.5 million adopted children in the United States. A survey conducted by the Adoption Institute in 1997 found that 58% of Americans know someone who has been adopted, has adopted a child, or has relinquished a child for adoption.
A married couple from Birmingham, Alabama who recently adopted two infants from the Republic of Kazakhstan, have authored a new children’s book – “The Golden Egg – An Adoption Story”. Published in May 2006 by Outskirts Press and available worldwide, THE GOLDEN EGG is a soft-cover, full-color children’s book that is wonderfully illustrated and tells a poetic tale of adoption through two chickens . . . “One laid a beautiful egg of gold, other ached to be a mother”. The story is very easy for children of all ages to follow, and the sing-song words are easy for parents and children to read and recite.
Co-authors Jenny and Phil Thrasher state, “Adopting our son and daughter has changed our lives forever. By writing THE GOLDEN EGG, we are hoping to help increase awareness of the miracle of adoption throughout the world.”
Jenny, a former elementary school teacher, is now a full-time homemaker, and Phil is the VP of IT Staffing for a Birmingham, Alabama recruiting firm. In addition to writing children’s stories, Phil and Jenny have created their own web site, http://www.adoptionrocks.com, which is a resource for anyone interested in learning more about adoption.
THE GOLDEN EGG and many other popular children’s books on adoption can be purchased at http://www.adoptionrocks.com.
For more information on THE GOLDEN EGG, or to contact Phil and Jenny Thrasher, please visit them on the web at http://www.adoptionrocks.com.
Jenny and Phil Thrasher
165 Essex Drive
Sterrett, AL 35147
Home #: 205-678-7866
Cell 1 #: 205-492-5421
Cell 2 #: 205-492-9861
Outskirts Press, Inc.
10940 S. Parker Rd – 515
Parker, CO 80134
888.672.6657 ext. 704
Retail Price(s): $10.95
Size and Format(s): 8.5 x 8.5 Full-Color Paperback
Page Count: 28
Availability: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, www.adoptionrocks.com, www.outskirtspress.com/thegoldenegg