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Little Lady Plays reviews “The Princess and the Ruby: An Autism Fairy Tale”

The Princess and the Ruby: An Autism Fairy Tale, written by Jewel Kats and Illustrated by Richa Kinra Args.

Here’s a brief quote from the review, be sure to read the entire review here

I love how The Princess and the Ruby an Autism Fairy Tale did not mention the word autism. I like that I was able to read this book as a fairy tale. Children who know about the diagnosis of Autism will understand and relate. The child who is not familiar can see that princesses some in all different forms.

Goodreads Giveaways in memory of Jewel Kats

Loving Healing Press is celebrating the life of Jewel Kats with Goodreads Giveaways of two of Jewel’s most humorous works —

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Ditzabled Princess by Jewel Kats

Ditzabled Princess

by Jewel Kats

Giveaway ends January 15, 2017.

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Miss Popular Steals the Show by Jewel Kats

Miss Popular Steals the Show

by Jewel Kats

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Children’s Books Heal reviews Jenny & Her Dog

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Big shout out to Children’s Books Heal for their thoughtful review of Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring

Jewell Kats has written a heartwarming and honest story about a girl and her dog both receiving a cancer diagnosis. This is a refreshing angle on a story. The bond between Jenny and her dog is realistic. Even though Jenny is still receiving chemo and feels sick many days, she bravely accompanies Dolly to her treatments. Together they love and support one another through many tough times. Jenny is a very courageous character. And Dolly is the best medicine for Jenny’s healing process. But the prognosis is not always good for dogs with cancer. As Jenny gets better, Dolly begins to weaken.

Say hello to “Bix”, star of my newest book!

Miss Popular Steals the Show: Girls in Wheelchairs Rule!

Miss Popular Steals the Show: Girls in Wheelchairs Rule!

How far will Bix go to be popular?
A delightful and humorous diary account from “Bix,” a plain Jane from a struggling family trying to outdo and steal the third-grade classroom stage from Valerie, whose mother is a famous author. Miss Popular may be a wheelchair-user, but she knows how to charm the classroom, and her pink bejeweled wheelchair rules. In a pique of frustration, Bix resorts to lies to steal the limelight from Miss Popular. She also announces that she will be having a puppy shower, and everyone except Miss Popular is invited. Can Bix pull it off?

Readers will:

  • Learn the importance of honesty
  • Discover that being loved and being popular are not the same thing
  • Find out how even a small act of kindness pays big dividends
  • Learn how to rise above circumstances to be a better person

“Jewel Kats does it again! She has the ability to shine a light on disabilities with characters that empower and inspire! And she does it in way that entertains thoroughly! Her optimism and sense of fun explode on every page!”
–Dan Parent, Archie Comics

Miss Popular is a testament to young girls everywhere: guiding them through the issues of popularity, honesty and the fun of life! Jewel Kats has created a character that I would have loved to be my friend when I was a third-grader! Spectacular in every way!”
–Robin Marvel, author of Awakening Consciousness: A Girl’s Guide!

Learn more at www.JewelKats.com
from Marvelous Spirit Press www.MarvelousSpirit.com
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Special Needs

Word Search Divas

White-and-black word searches are SO yesteryear.

Where’s the jazz in that? Divas don’t play that game. We demand more. Finally, finally, finally there’s a word search book for us. Think: glamorous. Think: to-die-for fashion shots. Think: unusual shapes. It’s time to say tah-tah to oh-so-blah puzzle books. And, say hellooo to: WORD SEARCH DIVAS!

About The Author

Jewel Kats, 32, is a Diva with a closet stuffed with fashion accessories. Despite chaos, Jewel manages to work her chic tail off. She’s authored three children’s books for Loving Healing Press. For six years, she penned a syndicated advice column for Scripps Howard News Service and TorStar Syndication Service. She’s won $20,000 in scholarships from Global Television and women’s publisher, Harlequin Enterprises. Jewel also interned at Entertainment Tonight Canada. So what’s got her through all this? Why, red lipstick, of course!

From Marvelous Spirit Press

Welcome to my pages

Credit: Kaleidoscope Photography

Credit: Kaleidoscope Photography

Art by Dan Parent

Art by Dan Parent

Hey! I’m Jewel Kats. Welcome to my site. Stay awhile, and check me out 😉

My books:

Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair – An Empowering Fairy Tale

Join Cinderella in a World Where Anything is Possible!

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale

In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An unexpected magical endowment to her wheelchair begins a truly enchanted evening and a dance with the Prince. Can true love be far behind?

  • This fairy tale demonstrates people with disabilities can overcome abuse
  • Children with disabilities finally have a Cinderella story they can identify with
  • In this version, Cinderella uses her own abilities to build a new future for herself
  • The connection Cinderella and the Prince share illustrates love surges past mutual attraction

Acclaim for Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair

“An inspiring and exciting read for children of all ages and abilities. Finally here is a book which shows that wheelchair-mobile children can achieve anything. A clever, modern twist on this traditional and much loved story.”
–Joanne Smith, TV Producer, Terry Fox Hall of Fame inductee, Gemini Award winner

“This strength-based present day Cinderella story reminds readers that everyone, including someone with a physical challenge, can have the experiences and relationships they hope to have. This Cinderella found that ‘success was of her own making’. A must have for every school library and therapy office.”
–Theresa Fraser, M.A., Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist, author of: Billy Had To Move

“A wonderful, upbeat, modernized version of a familiar fairy tale. Cinderella’s physical disability is taken in stride, and life goes on regardless. I loved it!”
–Dr. Laurie Zelinger, Child Psychologist, author Please Explain Anxiety to Me

“A magnificent modern-day Cinderella story teaching children of all ages–about creating one’s own success, happiness, and positive self-image while embracing life’s challenges.”
–Sherry Jones Mayo, RN, EMTP, NCCN, author Confessions of a Trauma Junkie

From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press

JUVENILE FICTION: SOCIAL ISSUES – SPECIAL NEEDS

What Do You Use To Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities

What Do You Use To Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities

What Do You Use To Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities

Who are the people with disabilities in your neighborhood?
Maggie and Momma love going for walks. During every outing, Maggie learns about something new. Today’s no different! Momma has arranged for Maggie to meet lots of people in her neighborhood. They all have different jobs. They all come from different cultures. They all use different things to help their bodies. Maggie doesn’t just stop to chit-chat. Rather, she gets to the bottom of things. By asking the right question, she discovers how many people with disabilities use aids to help them out. Let’s find out how they work, too!

  • Children will learn that disabilities occur in every culture
  • Parents and teachers can accurately explain how various disability aids work
  • Children will realize that working with a disability is a possibility for some
  • Therapists can use this book as a motivational tool for patients with disabilities
  • Kids can satisfy their curiosity about disability aids in an unimposing manner

Therapists’ Acclaim:

“This book is just right for a preschooler or young elementary aged child who needs a simple introductory explanation about disabilities and accommodations. It’s characters experience varied limitations and are represented by culturally diverse people in the neighborhood. The book is short, matter of fact, colorful and to the point.”
–Laurie Zelinger, PhD,author of Please Explain Anxiety to Me

“Perception of a disability is life-shaping for those who are ‘differently able’. it is imperative that they have assistive devices to help them lead normal lives and be perceived as ‘normal’. i.e. differently able. Your book shows people living their normal lives with assistive devices which is the way it should be Thanks for your great contribution to the positive perception of people who are
differently abled.”
–N.Siddiq, B.Sc., M.D., CBC freelance broadcast journalist

“This book is a great resource for parents, teachers and other childhood educators to help teach children about living with a disability. It offers important lessons in tolerance, compassion and dignity.”
–Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications, March of Dimes Canada

For more info see www.JewelKats.com

From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

JUV039150 Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Special Needs
SOC029000 Social Science : Handicapped
EDU026040 Education : Special Education – Physical Disabilities

 

Reena’s Bollywood Dream: A Story about Sexual Abuse

Reena wants to be a star…

Reena's Bollywood Dream: A Story about Sexual Abuse

Reena's Bollywood Dream: A Story about Sexual Abuse

…A Bollywood star. Unfortunately, her family won’t stand for it. It doesn’t help that Reena is only eight-years-old. However, a beacon of hope arrives in the form of Uncle Jessi. He’s just emigrated from India to America, and is a welcome addition to her family household. Uncle Jessi and Reena share a special bond. Not only are they old pen pals, but he recognizes her desperation to become a Bollywood actress.

One day, Uncle Jessi plans a secret surprise. He invites her to take part in a pretend acting game. Reena jumps at the chance. At first, she enjoys swinging her hips to Bollywood beats. She smiles brightly at his camera. However, halfway through her performance matters take an unexpected turn. The end results surprise both Reena and Uncle Jessi.

Important lessons come through an action-driven story and beautiful illustrations:

  • Children will learn that sexual abuse is NEVER their fault.
  • Parents and children will be given a launching pad to discuss the warning signs of “grooming.”
  • Children will come away knowing they have the power to say: “NO.”
  • Children will discover that sexual abuse can occur in any cultural group.
  • Children can be assured that they will be believed when reporting inappropriate behavior.
  • Therapists and parents can exhibit that sexual abuse isn’t an off-limits topic.
  • Child abuse survivors will come away knowing they are not alone.

Therapists’ Acclaim for Reena’s Bollywood Dream

Reena’s Bollywood Dream is exceptionally well-written. It works as an educational piece to foster awareness to children and their families regarding the realities of sexual abuse within the South Asian community. This informative book can help alter a child’s life for the better.”
–Sadia Khaliq, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Community Treatment Coordinator, Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

“With a captivating story and beautiful illustration, and with a message that is cross-cultural and educational, Reena’s Bollywood Dream can help children understand the sad reality that there are those who can hurt them but there is also means of staying safe–with others’ help. I recommend this book highly to all families; it can be instrumental to starting a conversation about a difficult topic.”
–Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence

Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Sexual Abuse
Family & Relationships : Abuse – Child Abuse
Social Science : Ethnic Studies – Asian American Studies

From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press