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More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie
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Publisher:  Nightengale Press ISBN-10:  1933449764 Type: 
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176

Copyright:  Feb 5, 2009 ISBN-13:  9781933449760
Fiction

The newly announced More Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie is the sequel to the nationally award-winning book, The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie. The author received many requests from parents asking if he would please write additional stories for them that would deal with some specific and difficult topics that they were having problems with trying to discuss them with their child. These requests led James to the publication of his most recent book, More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie.

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Do you sometimes have trouble finding the right words to comfort your children when they encounter difficult or frightening issues?  Are you often unsure of how to share with your children your family's values, or feel ill prepared to explain difficult or moral situations?
 
The newly announced More Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie is the sequel to the nationally award-winning book, The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie. The author received many requests from parents asking if he would please write additional stories for them that would deal with some specific and difficult topics that they were having problems with trying to discuss them with their child. These requests led James to the publication of his most recent book, More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie.

The Seamus the Sheltie books are written specifically to help parents with those difficult tasks in a safe and fun way. Using his education in clinical child psychology Mr. Beverly uses clever and humorous ways to address for children the morals that accompany each story.
The Seamus the Sheltie books are about a real dog. The majority of the adventures in these books are based on actual events in his life. To make the Seamus stories more fun to read, a language for the dog was developed that was derived from the canine physical makeup, the intelligence and language of a young child, and a large dose of humorous imagination.
 
Seamus brings a new and entertaining context to life lessons that make them fresh and engaging for the readers of all ages. His innocence and gentleness teach valuable life lessons to young children in a fun way. Humor is a key ingredient, and a happy ending to each story underscores the important moral or basic value relevant to each story in this book, setting the stage for wonderful discussions with a child. After the completion of a chapter, a quick flip to the appendix provides a great place to start to discuss the story with children.
 
Heartwarming and educational, readers agree that the Seamus the Sheltie books are enjoyable and fun for the entire family.
 
Be sure and visit the Seamus the Sheltie website at seamusthesheltie.com to listen to a reading by the author, watch a book video, download a free poster, Seamus Fan Club Membership Certificate, a Seamus coloring book, and much much more!.
 
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The little puppy turned around and gave Seamus a big long hug on his front leg. Seamus could feel the little cold nose pressing against
his leg. Seamus could also feel a tear of pure happiness and love slowly trickling down his Sheltie face. As the little puppy stood up and picked up his colored rock,Seamus asked, “Puppy ‘member ‘bout dat fambly an’ toys an’ stuff ?”

Looking back over his shoulder the puppy grinned and answered, “Puppy ‘member dat stuff.”
Seamus carefully picked up his pretty leaf and walked up the stairs. He sat watching the snow gently fall for a while. Then he walked back into his house thinking about how much he loved the fuzzy little white puppy.The little puppy had learned the real meaning of Christmas. Itis not how much a gift costs―or how many you get―or how much you have that really matt ers. The best gift is always having a best friend and being with your family that loves you and sharing things together.



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Midwest Book Review
There's little that dog lovers enjoy more than a good dog story. "More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie" is an anthology of short stories from James Beverly using their beloved dog Seamus as their protagonist. Filled with fun stories that young readers will simply adore, "More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie" also teaches valuable lessons. "More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie" is a fine and highly recommended read for those who can't get enough of the canine species.
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James Beverly has created another wonderful way for parents to connect with their children
As a follow-up to his first book, The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie, James Beverly has created another wonderful way for parents to connect with their children and also provide them with important life lessons. Beverly is obviously well qualified and experienced in knowing the scary challenges of childhood and has paved a compassionate way for learning and encouragement. The very act of reading out loud is a bonding experience for parent and child and the stories of Seamus are rooted in the realities of life tempered with great imagination and fun. Beverly also exhibits an obvious love of dogs and an uncommon understanding of their behavior and what they add to our lives.

The basis of the stories in Beverly’s new book, More Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie, come from parents who, no doubt, have struggled with the issues, values and lessons that lie at the heart of each story. The focus of both books is that understanding is an antidote for fear and leads to a kinder world. The wise parent will recognize that their children will encounter many and perhaps all of the challenges and value issues found in the books. The Seamus stories allow the imaginative parent to be proactive in preparing their children and giving them tools to deal with these challenges and make right decisions.

James Beverly uses a dialect for his hero, Seamus, which is endearing and fun. Dialect in a book can be an obstacle but Beverly’s is easy to master by the adventurous parent or even older sibling or grandparent. The discussion guide at the end of the book is concise but complete enough to guide a parent in a discussion. He achieves the right balance between explanation and brevity.


John C. New, Jr., DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Professor and Head
Department of Comparative Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee


Life Lessons for Children
By L.A. Story
Staff Writer
Daily Corinthian

A little Shetland Sheepdog named “Seamus” has inspired another book of life lessons for children from a doggie’s point of view.

The second book in the Seamus the Sheltie series - “More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie” -- was released last week. The book is penned by Crossroads area children’s author, James Beverly, and inspired by his real life dog with the big personality -- Seamus (pronounced shay-mus).

One of the first things fans of the first book will notice is that the new book is thicker.

“The stories in the new book are a lot longer,” Beverly explained. The author went on to explain that Seamus takes on some new dimensions in the latest book.

In “book time,” Seamus is a year older and his vocabulary has expanded by about 20 new words. Seamus’ character is brought to life by Beverly, who has created a realistic language unique to the dog, based on the actual mechanical capabilities of a dog’s mouth.

Another new dimension -- and a challenge -- was the fact that Seamus deals with some heavier issues than the previous book, but all is still presented with Seamus’ unique innocence, humor and gentleness.
“This book was created with direct feedback from parents who had read the first book,” Beverly noted. “This book deals with themes like: The death of an older family member; serious illness; adoption; being born different; families being poor during the holidays; stealing, what bravery really is and bullies ... are all among the subjects.”

The book filled with life-like illustrations by Seattle artist, Anita Miles. Beverly said he wanted a more life-like feel to this book because of the themes.

“Death was the most difficult ... it’s hard to keep something like that light-hearted with such a serious issue,” said Beverly.

Thus far, the book has received positive reviews from noted individuals such as John C. New Jr., DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Professor and Head Department of Comparative Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee.
New writes: “James Beverly has created another wonderful way for parents to connect with their children and also provide them with important life lessons ... the focus of both books is that understanding is an antidote for fear and leads to a kinder world.”
The book has already been nominated for an award by the National Parent Organization. His previous book, “The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie” won awards in two categories of the Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award.

Beverly has previously noted that he drew from his experience and education in clinical child psychology in order to find ways to address the morals that accompanied each of his stories. The stories have high entertainment value for children, but also teach important life lessons, as well.

There has been a fun new website developed that interested individuals can visit to get a Seamus coloring book (free) for download, a “learn Seamus-Speak” section, a three-minute reading from the new book by the author, a book video and more at www.seamusthesheltie.com.
"The Adventures of Seamus the Sheltie" and “More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie” are available now online at www.seamusthesheltie.com; www.nightengalepress.com; www.barnesandnoble.com, and can be purchased locally at Spice of Life Books and Gifts.

A booksigning will be held for “More Tales of Seamus the Sheltie” at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at Spice of Life Books and Gifts.


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