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Chuck Smith, my website designer from Life Is Local, just wrote my first press release.  You can find it online at the PRlog website or here’s the text:

New Bilingual Children’s Book Available Just in Time for the Holiday Season

Self-published children’s book evokes the feelings of a New England Winters and offers a Spanish translation to help introduce young children to another language

PEPPERELL, MA – December 9, 2009 – Pepperell resident Gretchen Archambault has just self-published her first book, “Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love.” Aimed at preschoolers through first graders, the book evokes all of the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of a New England Winter, and is badesigned to delight and challenge early readers with appropriate compound words and compelling visual imagery illustrated by Westford artist, Keith Rose. The book is available immediately.

“The original idea for “Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love” was to create a book for both young children and adults that would stimulate the senses,” said the author. “My hope is that this book captures all of the experiences of a Winter in New England. I’ve even included a family recipe for hot cocoa that is a perfect complement when reading this book to young children around the fire.”

FrontCover_small2Alternately titled “Gorros, Guantes, Chocolate Caliente Con Amor,” Gretchen’s book is very unique because of the Spanish translation that follows along with the English text. “Since most of my family still resides in the Dominican Republic, I decided to include the Spanish translation, not only so my family could enjoy the book but to also help them learn some new English words. And, this book is a great educational tool for introducing Spanish to young children without overwhelming them, and great for Spanish departments in schools as a teaching aid.”

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TestimonialsDo you have some thoughts you would like to share about “Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love“?  Did the story touch you in some way or is it one of your child’s favorites?  Let me know by using the Comments section below.  I’d love to hear what you have to say.




Hats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with LoveHats, Gloves, Hot Cocoa with Love | Gorros, Guantes, Chocolate Caliente Con Amor

A bi-lingual hard cover book the whole family will love! The poem and 32 pages of  images combine the feelings of love, warmth, family, and sharing that this holiday season is all about. Whether you read the story in English or Spanish, this book is a wonderful tool to help teach young children to read, as well as to expose them to a second language. This sturdy, 10×8 perfect bound book can  handle even the most rugged little hands. Give yourself a challenge and see if you can find all the cleverly hidden Angels in the “eye Spy”!