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Dayna Brandoff & Jeff Feuerstein are My Guests, Tuesday, March 18

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About the book

Half Popped is the heart-warming and whimsical story of Kenny the Kernel, a discouraged but friendly popcorn kernel who believes he never reached his full potential. As Kenny journeys through the kitchen, he helps cheer up other down-on-their-luck snacks by pointing out the bright side to their situations, all the while harboring a half-empty view of himself. Until.... With a silly, story-telling rhyme evocative of Shel Silverstein poetry and unique artwork that combines photography and illustration, the charming tale serves as a lesson in self-confidence and reminds young readers that a genuine compliment has the power to make a friend's day. Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to see it, but there's a place and a purpose in this world for everyone - even Kenny the Kernel, who was only half popped, and turned out that way when the microwave stopped.

Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (October 4, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492356468
ISBN-13: 978-1492356462 

About the author/illustrators

 Jeff Feuerstein has been writing since he was strong enough to hold a pencil. However, none of it was legible until much later. A New York sports fanatic with an affinity for Chinese take out and vintage t-shirts, he fills the time between by walking, thinking and dreaming up new characters. Jeff has worked in the film business since graduating from the Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. You can follow Jeff on twitter: @mosjeph.

Dayna Brandoff just loves a good art project.  As a mother, she was eager to create a children's book that parents would actually want to read "again!" (and again. and again.)