Cherokee High alumna gets kids excited about reading
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‘Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels,’ a children’s book was written by Cumming resident Leigh Ann Linn is now available on major book websites.
‘Publishing this book has been something that I’ve wanted to do for several years,’ Linn said. ‘I love that I was able to find a publisher.<br>
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‘Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels,’ a children’s book was written by Cumming resident Leigh Ann Linn is now available on major book websites. ‘Publishing this book has been something that I’ve wanted to do for several years,’ Linn said. ‘I love that I was able to find a publisher.
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‘Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels'
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A Cherokee High School alumna released a children’s book this past Tuesday.

“Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels,” a children’s book was written by Cumming resident Leigh Ann Linn, is now available on major book websites.

“Publishing this book has been something that I’ve wanted to do for several years,” Linn said. “I love that I was able to find a publisher.”

From “dancing elephants and singing bees to pigs in wigs and goats who say ‘please!’ ” the book is filled with talking animals and other tales.

The rhymed book “will capture your child’s imagination and show them the fun to be had in everyday life,” according to the publisher’s website. “They will learn how to rhyme words and grab onto a story with enthusiasm and curiosity.”

Linn is thankful for the opportunity she has to share her love of creativity with young children. She hopes to excite their imaginations and foster further interest in reading.

“I love the creative element of it, and I like getting kids excited to read,” she said.

Her book is written for children around elementary school age.

“You can read the book anywhere from age 0 through elementary school,” Linn said. “There is a creative part to it that the older kids in elementary school can appreciate, so kindergartners, first-graders and such children like that will really enjoy reading it.”

Linn said her great uncle was the inspiration for her book.

“We were pen pals for eight or nine years, and we wrote back and forth every week for that time,” she said.

Linn’s uncle passed away 10 years ago. She says he was a big inspiration for her writing career.

“He was the one who really got me interested in writing and literacy,” Linn said. “I kept all of our letters, so that’s kind of what inspired the book. Some of the poems in the book are actually from him.”

Linn graduated from Cherokee High School in 1999 and then from Kennesaw State University in 2002.

Although she holds a college degree, Linn still maintains her ties with her high school alma mater.

“I always think it is so wonderful for current students and alumni to see the success that comes from Cherokee High School,” she said.

Linn is promoting her book, which can be purchased as paperback at most major bookstore sites, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books a Million. It can be purchased for about $10.

The book is also on sale through the website of the self-proclaimed top publisher of America, Tate Publishing and Enterprises. Visit www.tatepublishing.com.

“Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels” is available for purchase in CD audio format and as an eBook download, as well. It is $7.99 as a digital download.
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