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Updated Version of Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift Book Leads Children on Brave Quest to Face Fears and Discover Gifts in Themselves and Others

Enduring Fairytale Has Helped Tens of Thousands of Children Appreciate, Not Just Tolerate, Others

CHICAGO (October 24, 2011) — A newly revised and updated version of the enduring and beautifully illustrated fairytale Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift by author Sheila N. Glazov has been released just in time for Diabetes Awareness Month in November and the holidays in December. It can be found on Amazon, at www.PrincessShayna.com or through the publisher, SLACK Books, for US $18.95.

Over the years, Glazov has received hundreds of letters, testimonials, and even teacher curricula about Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift. In this version, she incorporates some of those ideas. The introduction and chapter discussions have been augmented, and more information is given as to how the book can be used with children. In addition, the captivating illustrations are brighter and refreshed.

For 15 years, parents, grandparents, and teachers have been reading Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift with their children as a way to help them understand and appreciate strengths and differences in themselves and others. The book teaches a non-judgmental and empowering language. Children learn that no one is perfect – not even princesses – and that everyone has something to offer to the Kingdom. The “Invisible, Visible Gift” of the title is self-esteem, which is a gift that is invisible, but can clearly be seen and felt by others when you have it.

Princess Shayna earns and shares her gift with the Kingdom of Kindness while completing a frightening and daunting quest to unite the four villages that have been separated by an evil force – the same evil force that inflicted her life-threatening disease for which she must take a magic elixir every day in order to live. Along the way she meets many villagers and learns to appreciate their unique strengths and differences. Her accepting perspective of the Kingdom and her own special gifts allow her to harmoniously unite all the villagers. Sarah Spundah the silver spider, Sigmund the Wizard, and White Falcon are magical characters who love and help Princess Shayna, but as the frightening sorceress Meevillian plots to stop the princess from completing her Vision Quest and who schemes to control the Kingdom of Kindness.

Parents of diabetic children particularly appreciate how Princess Shayna manages her illness, taking her medicine everyday, and how she shows that a chronic disease does not have to stop you from accomplishing great things with your life.

Teachers have used the book as part of their school’s anti-bullying and/or diversity campaigns with remarkable results. By giving children an easy-to-understand, fun, and non-judgmental vocabulary about differences – the language of Brain Colors – relationships with peers and teachers change immediately and spontaneously. Students immediately pick up the concepts and naturally begin to use them at school. on the playground, and at home.

Princess Shayna subtly weaves in Brain Colors concepts created by the author in her What Color Is Your Brain?® self-help book for adults. The fairytale helps young readers understand that all Brain Colors – personality types – are needed for the Kingdom to be harmonious and successful. In Princess Shayna, the four villages represent the character traits of each personality type or Brain Color. When the children talk about being “orange,” “blue,” “green,” or “yellow,” it means something specific to them and helps them understand the perspective and strengths of those with different Brain Colors.

“When I speak about Brain Colors and conduct workshops, I notice that people immediately begin to wonder about their loved ones’ Brain Color,” said author Sheila N. Glazov. “They want to share what they’ve learned, not only with their spouse, friends and co-workers, but with their children.  Princess Shayna gives them a fun and educational way to do that.

“I created questions and discussion for each chapter so parents and teachers could talk about the messages of the story with their young listeners. My intent was for adults and children to read this together, rather than for children to read it on their own,” she added.

Go to http://bit.ly/sheilaglazov for more information on today’s announcement plus her bio, book photos and logos.

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About Sheila Glazov

Sheila N. Glazov is an internationally known personality expert, award-winning author, engaging professional speaker and passionate educator.

Sheila’s live events and books help people who are desperately seeking harmony in their lives. Knowing their Brain Colors helps them defuse the conflict in their workplaces and homes.

Sheila has appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, LIFETIME, and WGN TV. She has been interviewed on radio stations throughout the United States and in Brazil, as well as online. She was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, and PRAVDA newspapers, iG (largest Brazilian internet portal), Happy Women (Portuguese magazine), Selling Power, HR, Women’s World, Chicago Parent, Seventeen, and Enterprising Women magazines, and the Discover Card and Quill Corporation national customer newsletters. In 1997, Today's Chicago Woman newspaper selected Sheila as one of "100 Women Making A Difference."

Sheila earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from the Ohio State University, a degree in Creative Leadership from Disney University, and graduated from the Creative Problem Solving Institute and the McNellis Creative Planning Institute. She has taught third grade and High School ESL. Sheila has been an adjunct faculty member of William Rainey Harper College and a guest instructor at DePaul, Penn State, and Northwood Universities.

The mother of a child with diabetes, Sheila allocates 10% of the royalties from the sale of her books to several diabetes research, education and treatment nonprofit organizations.

Princess Shayna
On Sale: October 2011
Pages: 136 pp softcover
Price: $18.95
ISBN #: 978-1-61711-035-1
Publisher: SLACK Books
What Color is Your Brain?®
On Sale: October 2011
Pages: 176 pp softcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN#: 978-1-55642-807-4
Publisher: SLACK Books


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